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JHV 41
3rd October 2014, 05:25 AM
Here is the 1944 printing of Merkblatt 77-3 Der Panzerknacker Anleitung fur den Panzerkampfer.

The handouts called Merkblätter were centrally produced brochures or pamphlets, ranging from one to several pages in length. The Germans reprinted sections from field and technical manuals to convey proper methods to ensure common, established procedures to increase fighting spirit.

To counter the perception that the new Soviet tanks were indestructible, Merkblatt 77/3, entitled Der Panzerknacker (The Tank Cracker), highlighted vulnerabilities to educate the German soldier and give him the confidence that he could destroy Soviet tanks.