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Fatal X-15 Crash in the Mojave

In Military History, Featured
15 November 1967 was one the darkest days in the American X-plane programme. On this day X-15 Flight 3-65-97 crashed in the Mojave Desert, killing test pilot Michael J. Adams.Continue Reading

Air Campaign: First Battlescene Sketches

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Last month we announced our newest series, Air Campaign, which we will launch next year. We are now delighted to share with you three early sketches from ACM 1: The Battle of Britain 1940Continue Reading

Sneakpeak at January Artwork

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It's that time again when we give you all little taster of the artwork that will be appearing in our upcoming books. Today, we will be showing you three stunning images that will be appearing in books hitting the shelves in January next year.Continue Reading
This month we are asking you which titles you would like to see in our upcoming Air Campaign series. Check out the descriptions below and let us know which of these you’d like to see us publish!Continue Reading
While doing research for some upcoming X-Planes books, one of our editors, Tom Milner, came across an article about the first ever image taken from space, the 70th anniversary for which came this week.Continue Reading

First Flight of the Mustang

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On 16 October 1940 at Mines Field air field near Los Angeles, a North American prototype fighter was taken out on its first flight. Designated NA-73X, powered by an Allison V-1710 and flown by the experienced civilian test pilot Vance Breese, flew for just 20 minutes before landing safely. Continue Reading

Escape From Colditz Returns

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Oflag IV-C, the prisoner-of-war camp at Colditz Castle designed to house Allied prisoners who had previously made escape attempts from other camps, was made famous by the BBC television series Colditz in 1972–74. It would be a board game, however, that would truly immortalise the Colditz story in the minds of generations. Today, we are proud to release our new edition of that game – Escape From Colditz.Continue Reading
To commemorate the 950th anniversary of the battle of Hastings, this weekend we are offering 20% off selected titles from our back catalogue of Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Viking titles, including our classic Campaign title on the battle CAM 13: Hastings 1066 by Christopher Gravett.Continue Reading
This is a message for our fans in the UK. Its the August Bank Holiday this weekend, and while we're sure many of you have plans, there are many of you out there who may not yet have any plans yet. But never fear, because we've done all the work for you and found some amazing events going on around the UK this weekend. Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - End of the First Gulf War

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At 8 am on 28 February 1991 the First Gulf War ended with US President George H.W. Bush ordering the US-led forces to cease hostilities.Continue Reading

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