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Tiger Tank Manual Bestseller

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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    "A MANUAL detailing the workings of one of Adolf Hitler’s last working Nazi tanks has been revealed as a surprise Christmas bestseller.
    The fully-illustrated Haynes Manual, compiled by historian David Fletcher, Bovington Tank Museum curator David Willey and museum workshop manager Mike Hayton, details the workings of the Tiger 131 tank.
    It is one of Bovington Tank Museum’s prized exhibits, as it is the last example of a working Tiger in the world.
    Haynes’ editorial director Mark Hughes confirmed: “Our Tiger Tank manual has been a fantastic seller both here and in North America, and now there are several foreign language editions too – including German.”"
    Haynes tank manual is a Christmas bestseller (From Dorset Echo)
     
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    If only there were as many Tiger Tanks around as there are manuals .......:(
     
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    I was thinking that myself...
     
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    Joking aside, I'm glad it's sold well for them. Haynes had certainly pushed this one into the shops ; I saw it in several 'mainstream' bookshops and model shops in London before Christmas.
     
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    It's one of an occasional series - there's Spitfire and Lancaster ones too.
     
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    Sqwee! Haynes. Tiger Tank. It prolly costs an arm and leg... Exploded view- yea baby. Secret Santa take note.
     
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    Jolly good book.
    uncommonly balanced appraisal of Tigger as a machine, rather than some kind of uberwaffen.
    I'd recommend, both to the dilletante, & more serious panzer-nerds.

    ~A
     
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    I own a copy of the Tiger Tank manual and I bought it at Bovington tank museum on the 8-11-11 after being taken around the museum by one of the technical directors, What a great book, and yes for Nerds
     
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    Surprisingly cheap, for what I think is a more than worthwhile book, and hopefully the first in a long series.
    Particularly if you get sent a copy from a friend, and then another for a present ;).

    Sherman one released recently too:
    Sherman Tank Manual: An Insight into the History, Development, Production and Role of the Allied Second World War Battle Tank (Owners' Workshop Manual): Amazon.co.uk: Pat Ware: 9780857331014: Books
    Though I'm a little wary of that one, as the author can be somewhat dry - I'll have to have a shufti before getting it.
    Here's hoping they're the first steps in a much wider series. There's a large gap in the market for this kind of book regarding many Allied vehicles.

    ~A
     

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