Tigerfibel

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The Tigerfibel and Pantherfibel were crew instruction manuals for the German tanks of World War II, the Panzer VI Tiger heavy tank and the Panzer V Panther medium tank.

Like other manuals designated as Fibel, they were apparently intended to summarise what the crew needed to know for day-to-day use of the tank, and capture their interest. It is well illustrated and much of it is written as poetry in a humorous manner. It is remarkably different from the usual style of a German tank manual of the period, describing its machinery and operations in tedious detail.

The manuals were approved by Heinz Guderian, the Inspector-General of Panzer troops.

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