EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL 1943 THIRD REICH TRAINING MANUAL

DIE TIGERFIBEL (THE TIGER PRIMER)

THIS IS NOT THE REPRINT!

front and back of this rare find in excellent condition and complete with all supplements in the pocket inside the back cover

item # I - 379

Offered for sale is the

EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL 1943 THIRD REICH TRAINING MANUAL

DIE TIGERFIBEL (THE TIGER PRIMER)

THIS IS NOT THE REPRINT!

The Tiger tank was a sophisticated fighting machine that required many hours of training (classroom and hands on) for the tank crews. The Tiger Panzer school was located in Paderborn, not far from the SS castle Wewelsburg. Oberstleutnant Hans Christern was he head of the training program and he came up with the idea to develop a training booklet for the students, named ‘Tigerfibel’ (Tiger Primer), which was published in 1943. To get the attention of the students the primer was designed humorous and with cartoons of semi-nude or nude young women and using slang combat troops would identify with. The 92 page primer has a pocket on the inside of the back cover, containing a set of fold out supplements (complete) with b&w photos of various enemy tanks and at what range the Tiger could destroy them and in return at what range the enemy tank could pose a threat for the Tiger tank. The Tigerfibel set a new standard for training manuals and, even though it was completely different than the dry material a manual has always been up to this publication, it was approved by the German army and was so successful that a similar primer was published for the Panther tank. The Tigerfibel covers every important aspect regarding maintenance, driving, radio operation, gunnery, etc. and many crewman kept their copy with them when their training was over and they went into combat in their Tiger tank. Few original copies have survived, making this an extremely hard to find Third Reich artifact. The copy that is offered for sale is 100% original, complete with all supplements and in very good condition.

the manual contains a number of simple, easy to remember mottos like the one above that translates: 'shoot less, hit more - that makes the Minister for Armament and Ammunition Speer happy'

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THE EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL 1943 THIRD REICH TRAINING MANUAL

DIE TIGERFIBEL (THE TIGER PRIMER)

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