Panther-Fibel. A New and Authentic English Language Reproduction
The Tank Museum has faithfully and meticulously translated the wartime Panther-Fibel. Based on the original document housed in their archive, this self-published title features English text carefully set over the German, retaining the authors’ rhyming verses and intended wit. It includes inserts from the original book and a new foreword by Curator David Willey.
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. This reissue of Panther-Fibel is close to the original size (12.5cm x17.8cm – ideal for tankers’ pockets) and on identical paper for an authentic feel.
The translation and layout of this little book are superb, and it is an invaluable addition to anyone interested in German fighting vehicles.
Pages: 100, plus two fold-out pages
Inserts: A4 period painting of a Panther. A3 ‘Das Knüppelspiel’ (The club game)
Illustrations: Hundreds of drawings and illustrations
Physical: Hardcover, 178x125mm, landscape
- The new On Board Communication System.
- Basic position of the On Board Communication System
- The commander is transmitting
- Separation of two receivers
- Calibration of the radio equipment
- How does the equipment link up?
- Driver, attention!
- It is him – the Jerry Can Vulture
- The fire extinguishing system
- Your carburettor
- The battery
- The lighter
- Oil, cleaning the filter, lubrication
- Cooling system when frosty
- Work on the running gear
- Adjustment of the main clutch
- How do I adjust the steering?
- Preparations for starting
- Change gear correctly
- Driving around bends and acceleration
- Driving on ice and slippery surfaces
- Obstacles and pitfalls
- Preparations for recovery
- In the workshop
- Parking up
- Panther on the railways