H.Dv. - planmäßigen Heeres Druckvorschrift

H.Dv. - planmäßigen Heeres Druckvorschrift - Army Manuals

The H.Dv. series runs from H.Dv. 1 to H.Dv. 499, and covers the basic provisions for and training of personnel in every army section, such as provisions for rights and duties of soldiers, law, travel arrangements, organisational provisions and trining for infantry, artillerie, cavalry, medical troups, engineering corps, gas fighting troups, signalling troops etc.

An extensive part of the manuals covers the firing information for the numerous pieces of artillerie that were in service with the geman army throughout WW-2, both from german origin, as captured equipment. These is the H.Dv. 119 series. Special numbering was applied in this series. Besides Schußtafel firing tables assigned to a certain piece of artillerie, there were manuals with immages of the trajectory of shells Flugbahnbilder, Grafische Schußtafel graphical firing tables (metal sheets), Geschützführertafel, and Handschußtafel condensed firing tables for quick reference. For example, for the leichte Feldhaubitze 18, there were:

  • H.Dv. 119/151 Schußtafel für die leichte Feldhaubitze 18 mit der Feldhaubitzgranate

  • H.Dv. 119/1151 Flugbahnbilder für die leichte Feldhaubitze 18 mit der Feldhaubitzgranate

  • H.Dv. 119/2151 Grafische Schußtafel für die leichte Feldhaubitze 18 mit der Feldhaubitzgranate

  • H.Dv. 119/3151 Geschützführertafel für die leichte Feldhaubitze 18 mit der Feldhaubitzgranate

  • H.Dv. 119/4151 Handschußtafel für die leichte Feldhaubitze 18 1. bis 6. Ladung und leichte Feldhaubitze 18 (Mündungsbremse) 1. bis 6. und Fern-Ladung mit der Feldhaubitzgranate

The Heeres Druckvorschriften also contained a classified Geheim series. denoted as H.Dv.g.. This series consists of about 200 known manuals. For the H.Dv.g. 1 to 100 series, the H.Dv.g. manuals were additional to the H.Dv. series, meaning that for certain numbers, both a H.Dv. and a H.Dv.g. existed on different topics. Above H.Dv.g. 100, the H.Dv.g. manuals were additional to the H.Dv. series, meaning that (almost) no overlapping numbers exist. Of only about 4 H.Dv.g. manuals the title is unknown.

See below for the extensive lists: