Panther-Fibel (1944) - A New and Authentic English Language Reproduction
The Tank Museum has faithfully and meticulously translated the wartime Panther tank handbook.
Based on the original document housed in our Archive, this self-published title will feature English text carefully set over the German, retaining the rhyming verses and intended wit of the authors.
It includes inserts from the original book and a new foreword by Curator David Willey.
This edition will be close to the original size (12.5cm x17.8cm – ideal for tankies’ pockets) and on identical paper for an authentic feel.
Panther-Fibel was created as an engaging and easy to understand handbook to break the tradition of heavy-going technical manuals.
Such sophisticated machines required considerable knowledge to keep them in action, so commanders sought to snag the interest of young tank crews with these light-hearted, well-illustrated handbooks.
Been wanting to have a look at this for years, now I can sit in my favorite chair and have a Good read, thank you So much !.
Excellent publication I have not read it in detail yet, but enjoyed looking through the manual.
A huge shout out for all at the Tank Museum and especially for Katie Thompson for translating.
Bought as a present for my son who was delighted!
Lovely touch having the certificate signed by David Wiley.
Thank you for publishing this unique and thought-provoking documentary work, and thank you for the opportunity to acquire this boxed first edition. Please may we all thank Ms Katie Thompson from the Tank Museum Archive for her remarkable translation of the manual, which captures both the the spirit of the times, from the German point of view, and the concise instructions given to the young conscripted crew members.
Thanks, history is now in my hands . This must read book on the Panther shows what crewmen had to know. Great idea for the crowdfunding.