King Tiger Vs IS-2: Operation Solstice 1945

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Osprey Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - History - 80 pages
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This book examines the technology and strategy that defined the outcome of the battles between the King Tiger and the IS-2. The Soviets had been quick to develop tanks that could fight the Tiger on an equal footing, but these were developed as part of a completely different strategy than that employed by the Germans. The King Tiger was a modern marvel, and remained unmatched in one-on-one combat. Technologically superior, with greater firepower and better armour than the Soviet IS-2, the King Tiger was a formidable opponent. However, the IS-2 was lighter, more manoeuvrable and most importantly, far more numerous. With overwhelming numerical superiority the Soviets were able to simply overwhelm their opponents, negating the technical superiority of the King Tiger.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
CHRONOLOGY
6
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
8
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
21
THE STRATEGIC SITUATION
33
THE COMBATANTS
41
THE ACTION
52
STATISTICS AND ANALYSIS
71
THE AFTERMATH
76
BIBLIOGRAPHY
78
INDEX
80
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About the author (2012)

David R. Higgins attended the Columbus College of Art & Design, and received a BFA from Ohio State University and an MISM from Keller. In addition to the Roer River Battles he has written over twenty articles for magazines such as Strategy & Tactics, Armchair General, and World at War, as well as MCSGroup, a conflict simulation provider for the US Defense Department. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

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