In 1942, the officer in charge of training tank crews, Lieutenant Colonel Hans Christern recognised the need for a simple, straightforward training manual for his Tiger crews.
Young crews operating this complex machine were presented with a manual that differs in style and substance from any training material used by the German army at the time. Filled with puns and burlesque illustrations, 'Tigerfibel' provides a glimpse into the psychology of a confident German tank corps in 1943.
Before I wrapped the Tigerfibel for my dads christmas gift I took a moment to look through the manual and it is amazing. So much history and detail. I am soo glad I got this for my dad and know he will love it so much. Thank you guys.
A great operators manual "Tigerfibel" is an insight to one of the most formidable and feared tanks of WWII.
It gives an idea of what the Tiger crew needed to know, understand and what was expected of them to run, maintain and operate such a beast.
If you enjoy history, then this is a must for any collection.
The best "operators manual" I have ever read. I have had the pleasure of reading The Leopard 1 and M113 APC operators manuals as I worked in these vehicles, but for the sheer volume of information and the way it was delivered, this is the best.
I thoroughly enjoyed every page and the vehicle recognition charts and where to aim.
I would recommend this publication to anyone who wants to understand the workings within a crew environment of the best tank of the second world war.
Although I have always been interested in learning from the past and trying to understand events, I can't claim to be a historian. This little book, albeit translated, comes as close as I have ever been to original source data about this fascinating vehicle. Well worth a read and an excellent insight into German army training methods from the era.
Well researched and detailed translation of the Tiger Fibel. A must for anyone interested in world war 2 history and the mindset of the Panzer Corps .