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Osprey - Kingtiger Heavy Tank 1942-45

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By Tom Jentz

Tom Jentz tells all about this intimidating weapon. It details the problems surrounding its design and production, whilst also providing an exhaustive list of every unit that was armed with the Tiger II.

Nearing the end of World War II, when Germany was forced onto the defensive, fast-moving forces were needed less and tanks needed to be armed better and offer more protection. After the problems against the T-34, Hitler was determined to be better prepared. As a result the heaviest and largest tanks to see combat in World War II was put into production.