The Tiger Ausf. B combined the pros and cons of German tank design and construction. Ideas for the Tiger II were based on previous designs and omitted excesses and disadvantages of earlier vehicles. This is the tank that allows us to evaluate what the German tank industry achieved and what could have happened in future developments. The book deals with the background and development of the Tiger Ausf.B, production history and construction features, as well as evaluation of the captured vehicles by the Red Army during field testing.