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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2019 12:43 p.m. PST

"This is the first of a series of articles intended to explore the effects on Tiger 1 production caused by the Royal Air Forces's area fire-bombing of the medieval City of Kassel on the night of October 22,23, 1943. Though the bombing of Kassel was regarded by Henschel management and the Heereswaffenamt to have been the singular event most affecting Tiger 1 production, it has been virtually ignored in the available literature As a result, the production of Tiger 1 tanks during the four months following the bombing of Kassel has been poorly understood by modellers and tank historians alike.

Most of the data and documents on Tiger 1 production was lost during the war. Much of what is available has been researched, interpreted and published in the many books compiled by those two remarkable research-historians, the late Mr. Tom Jentz and the late Mr. Walter Spielberger The data found in their books has been largely based on Henschel monthly production statistics, wartime documents, minutes from the Heereswaffenamt /Henschel meetings, post war interviews, photographs as well as the data found in the various army manuals, journals and publications…"
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Personal logo 15mm and 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2019 2:04 p.m. PST

There's only one "number" that's relevant pertaining to "Big Cats" like the Tiger and Panther and their derivatives (Jagdtiger, Sturmtiger, Jagdpanther, etc.) And that is "not enough."

Legion 410 Dec 2019 3:52 p.m. PST

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Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Dec 2019 11:23 a.m. PST

"… And that is 'not enough'."

Well, obviously true from the Nazi perspective.

For Allied tankers in most of their AFV's, the remark would certainly be "Far too many!"


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2019 11:36 a.m. PST



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