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.
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 .
Anyone who has an interest in WWII history - especially the legendary Tigers - has read about or heard about the the Fibel books - if they're lucky they have seen copies of the original or at least excerpts from the originals. Now they can read it for themselves. An outstanding addition to any historian's library - worth every penny.
Bought early as a christmas present as Pantherfibel went down a storm as a late Father's Day present.
Definitely a "must have" for anyone interested in the Tiger I, and a most unusual form of tank crew instruction manual. Great collectors piece.