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The world’s first authentic English reproduction of the original Panther-Fibel (1944). The Tank Museum has worked with German speaking experts to accurately translate the wartime Panther handbook into English, and crowdfunded the book's publication.

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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.


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            Customer Reviews

            Based on 113 reviews
            Quick delivery .

            Bought this for my husband for Christmas , but have been told it will be good . Very pleased , thank you .

            Xmas Pressie

            It sits unopened on my wife's desk til Xmas day. If it's as good as Tigerfibel then I'm expecting it to be brilliant. As an ex RE and an avid collector of model 1:16 tanks I've got a Panther, now I'll have to get a Tiger aswell, to add to the others.

            Panther-Fibel Review

            Thank you Tank Museum for this is amazing book translated from the original German training manual from 1944 - my birth year. Alternately humorous and serious it reminded me very much of the 1968 booklet we had in Vietnam about the M-16 rifle.

            Chris C.
            high quality without any faults.

            This was better than I expected. It is exactly as advertised and about the size of an ipad mini. it comes with a photo of a panther, a small intro and the translation and mix between languages is perfect. the german language to preserve the sense of the original, along with the english is a perfect mix. the hard cover is dense and sturdy and the pages are thick. The illustrations and writing are beautiful and high quality. You can for sure tell no corners were taken in order to produce this product. Would highly recommend for anyone who is intrigued by this product. Currently displayed on my bookshelf and worth every penny. Shipping was easy and quick too!! all the way from the U.K. to Wisconsin, USA. 5 stars.

            Panther Fibel

            Item as advertised, arrived promptly!