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King Tiger vs IS-2: Operation Solstice 1945

King Tiger vs IS Operation Solstice As a prelude to the post war concept of a single main battle tank design vehicles during World War II tended to be categorized as light medium and heavy depending on their use In this last categor

  • Title: King Tiger vs IS-2: Operation Solstice 1945
  • Author: David R. Higgins Jim Laurier Peter Dennis
  • ISBN: 9781849084048
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • As a prelude to the post war concept of a single main battle tank design, vehicles during World War II tended to be categorized as light, medium, and heavy, depending on their use In this last category, tanks had grown in size, weight, and firepower to counter ever improving anti tank weapon systems This resulted in changes in tactics and doctrine to better integrate hAs a prelude to the post war concept of a single main battle tank design, vehicles during World War II tended to be categorized as light, medium, and heavy, depending on their use In this last category, tanks had grown in size, weight, and firepower to counter ever improving anti tank weapon systems This resulted in changes in tactics and doctrine to better integrate heavy armor into a combined arms system This was especially true on the Eastern Front, where the open terrain promoted armor action and a rapid cycle of improvements The Soviets were quick to develop vehicles that were able to fight the Tiger I on an equal footing by late 1943, such as the up gunned T 34 85 and the self propelled ISU 152s Because the American T 26 M 26 Pershing arrived late in the war, and the British Centurion not at all, only the Soviet IS 2 serves as an example of a heavy design that was fielded in large battlefield numbers The Soviet drive to cut off enemy forces in East Prussia during Operation Solstice February 1945 is a prime example of this conflict The Germans, had limited resources, and were strategically on the defensive, but enjoyed ever shorter logistic distances as they retreated, and fought in an environment and terrain that played to the strengths of the technically superior King Tiger The IS 2 was lighter, maneuverable, and far numerous, and used these assets to its advantage This battle, fought in the closing months of the war, depicts the classic late war contrast between the military doctrines of Germany and the Soviet Union.

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    1 thought on “King Tiger vs IS-2: Operation Solstice 1945

    1. One of the latest in the Osprey Duel series, this book looks at two of the armored giants of World War 2. While I think the description of the vehicles is reasonably good, the book suffers in the later chapters as the combat is described solely at the operational level, with no tactical detail in terms of tank vs tank combat. The operational description lacks adequate supporting maps to allow the uninformed reader to develop a clear understanding of the action, such that I found myself mostly re [...]

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