How to Kill a Tiger Tank

Unpublished Scientific Reports from the Second World War

Craig Moore

Using official WW2 documents this book provides the reader with the same information on the Panzer VI Ausf. E Tiger I that was available to British and Commonwealth officers and tank crews during the war. As soon as intelligence reports confirmed the existence of the Tiger tank the hunt was on to find reliable information on how to knock it out.
Date Published :
February 2022
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781558584
Pages : 250
Dimensions : 11 X 8.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock


When the Panzer VI Ausf. E Tiger I tank first arrived on the battlefield, it started the Allied and Soviet intelligence race to discover everything they could about this new threat. The British Army quickly needed to know how to knock it out, then communicate that information back to the troops that had to face this new German metal monster either by official means or via newspapers.

This is not a typical book on the Tiger tank. It tries to show the reader what the British and Commonwealth forces knew about the Tiger I tank during the war and the results of scientific firing trials. Unpublished Second World War original documents, discovered in different archives, have been transcribed and reproduced along with any existing photographs found in those official secret reports. These include top secret Bletchley Park and Enigma intercepts of German messages that were decoded and translated before being sent to wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Illustrated with over 360 images, How to Kill a Tiger Tank is the definitive examination of a world-changing fighting vehicle.

About The Author

Craig Moore is a writer and editor for and, a guide to where you can find surviving WW1 and WW2 tanks. He has had an interest in military history since childhood. Eight of his close relatives fought in both World Wars: only six survived. One of his uncles lost a leg when his Sherman tank was hit during Operation Totalize in Normandy 1944. In 2017 he was part of the team that recovered a buried British WW2 Covenanter tank from a Vineyard in Surry. He lives in London but regularly visits tank museums and archives around the world.


1: Tiger Tank Development and Production
2: Operational Deployment
3: Early 1943 Soviet Army Tiger Tank Pamphlet
4: Early British Intelligence Reports About the Tiger Tank
5: The Armour Code
6: Tunisia Firing Trials Reports
7: Pamphlet on Attack on Panther Pz Kw V and Tiger Pz Kw VI
8: British Intercepts of German Coded Messages
9: 1943 Newspaper Reports on the New Tiger Tank
10: School of Tank Technology Pz Kw VI (Tiger) Report No 19
11: The Capture of Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf E (Tiger) Turret No 344
12: Firing Trials Against Panther and Tiger Tanks, 18-23 September 1944
13: Part I: Firing Trials Against Pz Kw VI (Tiger) 7-12 March 1945
14: Part II: Firing Trials Against Pz Kw VI (Tiger) 15-22 March 1945
15: Part III: Firing Trials Against Pz Kw VI (Tiger) 23-25 April 1945
16: Part IV: Firing Trials Against Pz Kw VI (Tiger) 26-27 April 1945
17: British Anti-Tank Weapons
18: British Battle Reports
19: Panzerketten (German Tank Track Classification System)
20: The Bucket
21: Surviving Panzer VI Tiger Tanks
22: Replica Tiger Tanks


"If you're a skirmish-level game designer, this book will aid you in figuring out how to model Tiger tank survivability rates."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

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