Tigerfibel (1943) - The Tank Museum Are Republishing a New and Authentic English Language Reproduction
Unlike previous translations of Tigerfibel, this cloth-back, colour edition published by The Tank Museum will feature a new English language translation carefully set over the German.
The Tigerfibel was originally produced for the young conscripts who would have been operating the Tiger Tank in the Second World War. This engaging historical document takes the complexities of operating the Tiger Tank and boils them down into an easy to read and engaging handbook.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.
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.
What an excellent read. So interesting to see the style this book was originally publish in. Rather than the staid old serious technical publication, this manual is a slightly light hearted look at how to operate & keep the Tiger 1 tank in the field. If you’ve ever been involved in the military, or just a tank buff, this book is a great read to see how the Germans got their message across to the tank crews.
Wonderfully presented and produced. The book gives a real insight into a very interesting take on how essential knowledge of operating and maintaining a high tech piece of equipment was delivered to Tiger crews. A must for big cat fans.
As a confirmed WWII historical enthusiast with a special interest in the armor used by all sides, I've been fascinated by the German Mark VI Tiger. A few years ago, I purchased the US Military's "comic book" instructions covering use and care of the new M16. So, when I saw the Tiger - Fibel reproduction, I knew I must add it to my library. Exceptionally well done, it mixes the original with English so I can easily grasp the concepts behind training Tiger crews. I highly recommend adding it to your collection.
My grandson will receive Tigerfibel for Christmas with his Bricklmania Super Pershing and Brickmania Panther. We adults have perused Tigerfibel and have found it so exciting.
Just love it