Critiques of the English “Tigerfibel” translation:


Military Vehicles Magazine, May/June 1997

"...This is a large format book printed on white paper with excellent-quality enlargements of all the original illustrations... The contrast between this manual and the ones produced for operators of U.S. vehicles is dramatic… In many respects, the book is far more than a mere manual. It gives the reader a glimpse into the leaders and the soldiers of Nazi Germany... There is absolutely no other book on the market like this one."


Battle Cry, Winter 1997

"... The manual is not only full of really neat facts and pictures of the Tiger Tank, but also has little poems and cartoons to teach tankers such things as conserving gas, range finding, and radio operation… It is surprising how much information they gathered on opposing armor… This translated manual will delight not only German armor fans, but also model builders... "



The Military Advisor, Fall 1997

"This is an exact translation of the original manual, complete with all the charts, photos, and cartoons. For lovers of the "Tiger" tank, this is a wonderful addition to your reference library."


Axis Europa Journal, Vol. III, No. III, Issue 13

"This is a fantastic book to have if you are interested in German Tiger tanks, or if you are an armor aficionado in general. The translator … decided to publish the book as written … (this) is actually the book's saving grace. Because it was translated word for word it can be considered to be a historical piece of work, both in the technical information that it provides and social context, vis-a-vis, how Nazi-Germany saw her enemies... "


Armored Fighting Vehicle News, May/August 98

"At long last, an English translation is available of the famed manual for German Tiger tank crews, the "Tigerfibel". Reprints of this manual have been available for some ten years, but … did not contain the entire contents of the original … A very nice touch is (the) attempt to translate the rhyming German "Mottos" and "Morals" into English rhymes … this translation is a valuable addition to the Panzer student's library."

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