As the Germans advanced on the East during Operation Barbarossa, they came up against the Soviet T-34 and KV-1 tanks. The 1942 response was the creation of the Tiger I tank—the Wehrmacht’s first armor capable of using the 88mm gun, preferring firepower over mobility. In 1944 it was followed by the Tiger II (officially the Panzer VI version E). This guide details the development and exploits of the armored vehicle that defined the German war machine of World War II. With full design information, the history of its use in actions across Europe, and many previously unpublished photos, this book will appeal to both military enthusiasts and general readers alike.