King Tiger vs IS 2

Author: David R. Higgins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781849088633
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: History

This book examines the technology and strategy that defined the outcome of the battles between the King Tiger and the IS-2. The Soviets had been quick to develop tanks that could fight the Tiger on an equal footing, but these were developed as part of a completely different strategy than that employed by the Germans. The King Tiger was a modern marvel, and remained unmatched in one-on-one combat. Technologically superior, with greater firepower and better armour than the Soviet IS-2, the King Tiger was a formidable opponent. However, the IS-2 was lighter, more manoeuvrable and most importantly, far more numerous. With overwhelming numerical superiority the Soviets were able to simply overwhelm their opponents, negating the technical superiority of the King Tiger

Pershing vs Tiger

Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472817181
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre: History

During the final battles on World War II's Western Front, the legendary German Tiger I heavy tank clashed with the brand-new M26 Pershing fielded by the United States. The Tiger I had earned a formidable reputation by the end of 1944, although its non-sloped armour and poor mobility meant it was being superseded by the Tiger II or 'King Tiger'. While the Tiger I had been in the front lines since 1942, the US Pershing first entered combat in late February 1945, and more than 20 Pershings would see action before war's end. This book examines the dramatic Tiger/Pershing duel at Elsdorf in Germany, and also assesses the clashes between German armour and the sole 'Super Pershing' deployed to Europe. Featuring full-colour artwork, carefully chosen photographs and specially commissioned maps, this is the story of the first US heavy tanks in combat with the fearsome Tiger I during the last months of World War II in Europe.

DH 2 vs Albatros D I D II

Author: James F. Miller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781849087056
Release Date: 2012-05-20
Genre: History

Flown by Victoria Cross recipient Lanoe Hawker and the members of No 24 Sqn, the ungainly yet nimble DH 2 helped the Allies attain air superiority over the Somme in early 1916 and hold it through the summer. With its rotary engine 'pusher' configuration affording excellent visibility and eliminating the need for a synchronized machine gun, the DH 2 was more than a match for anything the Germans could put in the air. That is, until the arrival of the Albatros D II, a sleek inline-engined machine built for speed and with twin-gun firepower. Thus, the later part of 1916 saw an epic struggle in the skies above the Somme pitting the manoeuvrable yet under-gunned DH 2s against the less nimble yet better armed and faster Albatros D IIs. In the end the Germans would regain air superiority, three squadron commanders – two of whom were considered pinnacles of their respective air forces – would lose their lives, and an up-and-coming pilot (Manfred von Richthofen) would triumph in a legendary dogfight and attain unimagined heights fighting with tactics learned from a fallen mentor.

F 4 Phantom II vs MiG 21

Author: Peter E. Davies
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781846037818
Release Date: 2013-05-20
Genre: History

This book draws us into the dangerous world braved by American and North Vietnamese airmen in the skies over Vietnam. Influential leaders and tacticians are profiled to provide a comparative evaluation of their contrasting skills. This book also reveals the technical specifications of each jet with an analysis of the weaponry, avionics and survival devices of the F-4 Phantom II as flown by the USAF and the MiG-21. The fighters' strengths and weaknesses are also compared, including turn radius, performance at altitude, range and structural integrity. First-person extracts reflect on the dangers of these aerial duels, as USAF pilots and their counterparts struggled to overcome each plane's shortcomings.

M48 Patton vs Centurion

Author: David R. Higgins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472810939
Release Date: 2016-01-20
Genre: History

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 witnessed some of the largest tank battles since World War II, notably between India's British-made Centurion Mk 7s and the American-made M48 Pattons fielded by Pakistan. The two countries' tank regiments, many of which shared a proud legacy in the British Indian Army, fought one another in the difficult terrain of Jammu and Kashmir, the focus of a long-running dispute between India and Pakistan. The armoured clashes at Asal Uttar, Chawinda and Phillora would demonstrate that the Centurion, with its powerful gun and lower profile, generally proved superior to the faster, lighter but overly complex Patton. Featuring full-colour artwork, expert analysis and archive photographs, this is the full story of the clash between two leading tanks of the Cold War era that were never designed to fight each other, but rather to line up on battlefields as allies.

King Tiger Son of the Dragon

Author: Randy Stradley
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781630083915
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Blood, death, and fire--the darkest magic. A monstrous secret from King Tiger's past has tracked the warrior mystic to his sanctuary in the Nevada desert. With the lives of his friends and tens of thousands of innocents at stake, can Tiger's skills and sorcery triumph against an unthinkable supernatural obscenity linked to his own destiny? If the Tiger falls, the Dragon with rise! A supernatural action/thriller of epic proportion, King Tiger: Blood of the Tiger features the writing of acclaimed Aliens vs. Predator scribe Randy Stradley and the eye-popping art of Star Wars: Dark Times artist Doug Wheatley.

Comics Values Annual 1998

Author: Alex G. Malloy
Publisher: Antique Trader
ISBN: 0930625854
Release Date: 1997-08-01
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc

With more than 30,000 updated prices and over 650 photos and illustrations, "Comics Values Annual" provides an indispensable reference for dealers and collectors of all types of comics. Malloy offers reader-friendly grading and pricing charts, arranged by publisher, plus regional market reports from the nation's top experts and interviews with comics illustrators and writers.

Comics Values Annual 2008

Author: Alex G Malloy
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 0896896056
Release Date: 2008-03-27
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Includes categorical listings of collectible comic books, arranged by type of comic, with issue titles, current prices, dates, and cross-references

Mark IV vs A7V

Author: David R. Higgins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781780960067
Release Date: 2013-01-20
Genre: History

The German A7V and the British Mark IV were similar in weight, size, and speed, but differed significantly in armour, armament and maneuverability. The A7V had thicker armour, and had nearly double the horsepower per ton. The Mark IV's pair of side-mounted 6pdr cannons forced the vehicle to present its side arc to an enemy in order to fire one of its main guns. Possessing twice as many machine guns as the Mark IV, the A7V had a frontally mounted 57mm gun that proved capable of defeating the Mark IV's armour. The Mark IV's rhomboid design proved superior in crossing trenches, climbing obstacles and moving over rough terrain. As the first tank-versus-tank engagement in history, the fighting around Villers-Bretonneux showcased the British Mark IV and German A7V designs. Although not purpose-built to combat enemy armour, both vehicles proved the viability of such operations, which during the postwar period led to key advances in suspension, armour, gunsights, ammunition, and command and control. While the British continued to develop their armoured forces, German armour development never materialized, and only in the postwar period did they address the issue.

Comics Values Annual

Author: Alex G. Malloy
Publisher: Antique Trader Books
ISBN: 087349573X
Release Date: 2003-03-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Includes categorical listings of collectible comic books, arranged by type of comic, with issue titles, current prices, dates, and cross-references