Tiger Battalion 507

A little-known story, produced by a committee of unit veterans, of a Panzer Heavy Battalion equipped with Tiger I and then Tiger II heavy tanks. The reminiscences paint a vivid picture of the advanced heavy tanks as they fought an increasingly desperate battle. This unique text is supported by a great many rare and unpublished images – Very Highly Recommended.

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NAME:    Tiger Battalion 507
FILE: R3211
AUTHOR: edited by Helmut Schneider
PUBLISHER: Greenhill Books
BINDING: hard back
PRICE: £25.00                                                               
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT:   World War II, World War 2, World War Two, WWII, Second World 
War, European Theatre, Heavy Panzer (Tiger) Battalion 507, first-hand accounts, 
Tiger I, Tiger II, Eastern Front

ISBN: 978-1-78438-496-8

PAGES: 274
IMAGE: B3211.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: A little-known story, produced by a committee of unit veterans, 
of a Panzer Heavy Battalion equipped with Tiger I and then Tiger II heavy tanks. 
The reminiscences paint a vivid picture of the advanced heavy tanks as they 
fought an increasingly desperate battle. This unique text is supported by a 
great many rare and unpublished images – Very Highly Recommended.


After trying to catch up with Allied armour, the Germans started introducing three very advanced designs that were potential battle -winners the Panther Medium Tank and the Tiger I Heavy Tank were a great step forward from the Pkw IV mainstay and the older designs, including those adapted into assault artillery and tank killers. The Tiger II that joined these new advanced designs was the most formidable tank of WWII. Unfortunately for the Germans, these designs were rushed into service and, even so, arrived late and in insufficient numbers. The combination of advanced design and inadequate development time to iron out teething troubles meant that the Tiger Heavy Tanks never fulfilled their potential.

Tiger Heavy Battalion 507 suffered terribly on the Eastern Front with their Tiger Is and many successes against heavy odds led to a story of defeat. Finally, with Tiger IIs, the battalion moved to the Western Front where they faced the US 3rd Armored Division and eventual defeat.

This is an illuminating story, told evocatively by those who served Battalion 507