The Dutch army uses - in specialised branches - some SEM apparatus, but apparently also make do with the German manuals.
If you want to know more about the numbering system, or the availability of copies, follow the links. Also, I've lined up those manuals that I know of, giving their German descriptions followed by a translation into English.
The second group of three figures designates the specific manual, while the third group after the dash signifies the parts. These parts always follow the same pattern:
Teil 1 (Part 1) Beschreibung (Description)
Teil 2 (Part 2) Bedienung und Pflege (Operating and maintenance)
Teil 3 (Part 3) Truppeninstandsetzung (Operator maintenance)
Teil 4 (F) (Part 4 (F)) Feldinstandsetzung (Field maintenance)
Teil 4 (Part 4) Instandsetzung (Maintenance)
Teil 5 (Part 5) Ersatzteilkatalog (List of replacement parts)
The difference between a Part 4 (F) and a full Part 4 is tremendous! The former one is
just Field Maintenance, it shows f.i. only block schematics. If you need full
information including true schematics, the book for the actual electronic workbench, you
will want Part 4, without the F suffix. And they are very, very rare...
Sometimes all these parts can be found in one manual, sometimes they are split over two separate manuals. And sometimes not all parts exist.
In TDv 5820/46-13 it is mentioned that the actual frequency tuning procedure can be found in TDv 5820/46-21. It is not clear whether this is again a separate manual - subdivision 1 of part 2 - or just a way to refer to part two, paragraph 1 of the manual itself. The actual procedure is described in paragraph 2...
Parts can again be subdivided into Banden, roughly
translated here into volumes. This however does not happen often, I've
found this to be the case with some of the technical maintenance manuals.
These different volumes - Banden - can be separate books.
To complicate things even further, a manual can be republished as a different volume - Band - for a new generation radio. For instance, there is a TDv 5820/107-13 that covers the SEM 52, a crystal controlled six channel portable radio. This radio underwent further development and the SEM 52-S was born - no crystals but synthesized, basically a different beast all together, but with the same lineage. This also needed a manual, so then we got TDv 5820/107-13 Band II - and the original manual got reprinted as TDv 5820/107-13 Band I. They also renamed the original SEM 52 to SEM 52-A - to keep things simple for us, who are trying to keep stock of the developments...
Lastly, many TDv's have been reprinted, but these reprints can be totally reworked. Sometimes with more parts, like the TDv 6625/004, of which two versions have been found mentioned in other manuals, one with parts 1 to 3, one with parts 1 to 5. Also, the actual paper size can change in a reprint, earlier printing was mostly on A4, later reprints on A5. It will not be too surprising to learn that also the binding can vary between various publications of the same manual, while later issues tend to use drawings, while earlier ones depend on photograpy. It can be worthwhile to try and get more versions, as the amount of information differs.
Manuals can be republished under a new number, as happened to the manual
on the antenna test set: TDv 6625/006-13 is mentioned in TDv 5820/046-13
that was published in December 1966, TDv 6625/012-15 published in August
1989 covers the same test set.
A4 size cardboard bound - sometimes with plastized covers
A4 size plastic bound
A4 size cardboard binder
A4 size plastic binder
A4 size plastic ring binder
A4 folded sheets - for the Anlagenblatt Ausstattungsanweisung (Parts Lists)
A5 size spine stapled booklet, cardboard cover
A5 size plastic binder
A5 size plastic bound
14 x 10.6 centimetres folded cards, light green, plastic material - for the Taschenkarte (Instruction Cards)
Wildly different sized 29 x 9 centimetres spine stapled booklet, cardboard cover - fits in the Test Set canister it describes. Old.
And a very recent find, dated January 1992, is A4, brown light stock cardboard binder with a dark brown label glued to the front. A cheaper format? Since then more have turned up.
Most binders are brown, but green is also found.
A lot of effort and money went into this project. Some original manuals did cost me close to one hundred dollars. Which is only the beginning, then comes the job of scanning sometimes several hundreds of pages and cleaning those up. Money is not the prime motivator, but I do set a value of 15 dollar cents per page, when it comes to judging the trading value of my manual reprints. Excluding postage, that is.
If I find someone actually selling TDv's, I often buy more then one if the price is not prohibitive. So, there is a small number of originals available for trade.