The English translation of this book, published in as The Theater and its Double is the earliest published use of the term "virtual reality". The term " artificial reality ", coined by Myron Kruegerhas been in use since the s. The term "virtual reality" was first used in a science fiction context in The Judas Mandala, a novel by Damien Broderick. A " cyberspace " is a networked virtual reality.
Haynes have however stayed true to their roots and opened up all vehicles — real and celluloid - to their famous manuals, from the Thunderbirds to the Bffrom the starship enterprise to the Jeep — just about every famous vehicle is or is going to be represented.
E SdKfz — better known as the Tiger tank. These manuals follow the pattern of their brethren you may know from the glove box of your car. The tank is first given an introduction, variant history, types and sub-variants, nomenclature and how to run and repair the vehicle, which was always the most useful part of the manual.
It is with the Visual book report diorama of some of these people from Bovington Tank Museum that this book was written. Their help and exclusive access to this historical vehicle can be seen in the publication from start to finish — and the manual is much healthier for their contributions.
The foreword of the book is written by a man who was in actual combat in his Churchill tank against the TigerPeter Gudgin. The wealth of knowledge on the subject is second to none and is a great starting point.
This is a subject that evokes a lot of emotion and although there ARE other tanks — this is probably one of the most famous. Vehicle nomenclature is described in one of the several cut out boxes which are all the way through this title Tiger and its entry into the battle in Tunis which saw its capture due to a barb in the turret is described as is the repair in the field and use of the vehicle in several roles throughout the war from recognition films to training of crews to public exhibit.
This was indeed an important catch for the allies. From the sands of Tunisia to its eventual home in Bovington Museum in England, the repair, transportation and condition of the vehicle at the time of capture make you better understand the Tiger I and do not take away from the fact that this is a manual form more than just one singular tank.
Indeed the importance of the tank led to many different interests from many different sources showing their influence and the people who were directly responsible for the safe return of this war prize to its eventual home are mentioned here along with a detailed damage report of the vehicle in its original state from forensic expert David Schofield is most interesting.
You can still see some of this damage to the present day. An excellent wartime cutaway compliments the contemporary floor plan of the tank which shows you exactly where everything fits in. This demystifies the rather cluttered confines of this vehicle quite well. Period pictures, drawings and modern diagrams further illustrate the points made in the text.
This chapter matches period and present diagrams with photos from the past and present very well. Again using Tiger as a test case the book David Wiley takes us through why the people at Bovington restored the vehicle in the way they did, what you have to take into account when restoring a vehicle of such historical importance and the reaction of others to your restoration.
The views from the workshop and also from the people working on it are documented as well. Two very interesting parts of this chapter are the photo essays in boxes showing with text of course the restoration steps from start to finish. Procedures for start-up and driving the vehicle are documented in picture boxes again and the amount of reference from these pictures makes this section a great addition for modellers.
In this chapter are the procedures for loading, maintaining and operating the armament are discussed. Special attention is taken to show the aiming and firing of the main gun in a box out section again.
Not only the basics of the main weapon, but the reasons behind the choice of the gun, the structure and mounting of the weapon and the ammunition and loading of the gun is discussed. The excellent detail pictures of this section showing not just the guns but their surrounding structure keep up the high standard of visual reference this book provides.
This is an eye opening read as many conceptions that are commonly adhered to without question are indeed questioned here. In the appendix the book examines the remaining vehicles in some state of repair. After reading this section you understand why it is such a good inclusion basing a lot of the knowledge in this publication on the Bovington example.
There is also a useful Bibliography included here for more inspirational reading. To be honest this manual for the Tiger I is again a one-stop-shop.
The bibliography is almost not useful to you because this book — like the others I have read in this series — pretty much sums it all up in the one volume. Unless you want reams of profiles and pictures which are available pretty much anywhere this book should be at your side while modelling a tiger.
It really is an invaluable book to have when you want to be either an armchair historian or a master modeller of the Tiger. Great work to the people at Hayes Publishing on this book I recommend it.
Adam Norenberg Thanks to Haynes for this manual — it was a great read! Check out their site for nearly every different manual you could think of.Nov 13, · An impeccable civil war museum and the degrees Cyclorama Sound and Light Show is the cherry on the cake.
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