More WW2 Manuals – Downloadable -The more unusual type of manuals!

Want to know how to launch a V2 rocket? Want a Tiger tank manual with cartoons of naked women in it? How about US army recognition manuals for aircraft, tanks and ships? Then look no further!

Following on from my earlier blog post with over 100 ordnance and weapon manuals, (click here), this one is the more unusual stuff. Along with the ones already mentioned above, they range from first aid to hand to hand combat, how to pitch a tent to building a barbed wire defence, digging a latrine to using field rations. There is even one on how to remove wounded men from a tank.

I have also got hold of some excellent German manuals from Kingtigerebooks. Ok, they’re in German, (a slight obstacle when you don’t speak the language), but there are some great pics, diagrams and even guides on distances over which to hit Allied and Russian tanks. Oh, and how to launch a V2 rocket.

 

Tiger pic
Would love to know what massaging a naked woman has to do with a destroyed Tiger tank!

On to the manuals…….Feel free to download as many as you want, (ok…..the first one listed is WW1, but it was still applicable and used in WW2)

 

Army Physical Drill 1916

Attack and Defence 1942 – Unarmed combat in pictures

Dannert Concertina Wire 21

Dannert Concertina Wire 21A

Dannert Concertina Wire 21B

Field Engineering (All Arms) Military Training Pamphlet No. 30 – Part V Protective Works (1941)

Field Engineering (All Arms) Military Training Pamphlet No. 30 Part III- Obstacles 1943

First Aid RCN

FM 20-15 ( Tents and Tent Pitching – US army)

FM 21-10 ( Military Sanitation – US army )

FM 21-11 ( Basic Field Manual First Aid for Soldiers – US army)

information-bulletin-no-17-1942 Removing wounded from tanks

Mentioned in Despatches – The RCAF and dangerous flying

Operational Feeding The Use of Field Rations 1942

FM5-20_Camouflage,_Basic_Principles_1944

FM5-20A_Camouflage_of_Individuals_and_Infantry_Weapons_1944

FM5-20B_Camouflage_of_Vehicles_1944

FM5-20C_Camouflage_of_Bivouacs,_Command_Posts,_Etc_1944

FM5-20D_Camouflage_of_Field_Artillery_1944

 

CAM was a kind of bible for Canadian military mechanics during the Second World War, and covered a wide range of vehicles and weapons.

CAM 2-6_0

CAM 2-8_0

CAM 2-9_0

CAM 2-10_0

 

GERMAN MANUALS

 

a4-fibel (V2 rocket)

des-jaegers-schiessfibel-1944 (Fighrt aircraft air gunnery)

die-tigerfibel-1943 (Tiger tank)

pantherfibel-1944 (Panther tank)

technical-manuals-e9-369a-1943 – German 88

 

US Recognition manuals

 

Great manuals for identifying aircraft, armoured vehicles and even ships.

 

FM 30-30 ( Basic Field Manual Military Intelligence Identifying US airceaft)

Military Intelligence Identification of British Armored Vehicles

Military Intelligence Identification of British Naval Ships (1941)

Military Intelligence Identification of Foreign Armored Vehicles German Japanese Russian and Italian (1942)

Military Intelligence Identification of French Naval Vessels (1942)

Military Intelligence Identification of German Aircraft

Military Intelligence Identification of German Naval Ships (1941)

Military Intelligence Identification of Italian Aircraft

Military Intelligence Identification of Japanese Aircraft

Military Intelligence Identification of Japanese Naval Vessels

Military Intelligence Identification of Soviet-Russian Aircraft

Military Intelligence–Recognition Pictorial Manual, Naval Vessels

Recognition, Pictorial Manual, Aircraft

Recognition, Pictorial Manual, Armored Vehicles

5 comments

  1. Hi Stephen Great post! The German pamphlets often use cartoons to get over serious points and–appealing to blokes–often use women. This page is about the two sides of “Sprit” = fuel (petrol/diesel etc etc). The motto at the top says: Friend, fuel has two sidesSometimes you drive and sometimes you fly First piece of text talks about how you drive: With one litre in the tank you can drive 200m. It has the power of a giant but it works for half a minute like a massage and the Tiger likes that. The second piece of text talks about what happens if you get fuel into the wrong place and engine heat turns it to gas. Mixed with air a spark can ignite it and blow your turret off! Cheers Simon

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