As we near the end of June, it's time to take an exclusive look at some of the amazing artwork featured in our upcoming series books. This month we're looking at three spectacular plates from our September releases, so be wowed and let us know which is your favourite! 

Campaign 313: The Philippine Sea 1944 by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Jim Laurier 

The Air Battle of June 19

The Air Battle of June 19 is depcited in the plate above from The Philippine Sea 1944. The plate shows that the first American fighters to sight the Japanese were Hellcats from VF-15 flying off Essex, and how they were able to exact their superiority over the Japanese with their better machines. 

Elite 219: D-Day Beach Assault Troops by Gordon L. Rottman 
Illustrated by Peter Dennis

Obstacle clearance D-Day

This second plate from D-Day Beach Assault Troops sees a Navy demolitionist and army engineer continuing to clear obstacles from the beach for follow-on landings. 

Weapon 57: US Grenade Launchers by Gordon L. Rottman
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate

SEAL ambush, Vietnam 1970

This final plate from US Grenade Launchers depicts two US Navy SEALs in Vietnam, deployed on an approximately sixmonth temporary duty tour.  The SEAL on the left is armed with a China Lake pump-action grenade launcher that could be loaded with 3–5 rounds, whilst the other wields a M79 grenade launcher, owing to its reliability and slightly better accuracy at long ranges.


That's all the previews for this month, but you can see more artwork from upcoming books in last month's sneak peek by clicking hereThe Philippine Sea 1944D-Day Beach Assault Troops and US Grenade Launchers, along with the rest of our September releases, are now available to pre-order. Also, don't forget to let us know your favourite image and which title you're looking forward to reading the most!

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KenA posted on 12 Jul 2017 09:41:30
Painty, with a US author it's a dead cert. Your bet is safe.
Paintybeard posted on 30 Jun 2017 01:15:05
Oh, and I'm having a small bet with myself about Elite No.219:

On D-Day 3 out of the 5 beaches landed on were assaulted by British and Commonwealth troops. Well, I bet anybody £5 that less than 60% of this book is given to coverage of British and Commonwealth units.
Paintybeard posted on 29 Jun 2017 17:56:22
Agreed, One of Mr Shumate's best works in a book I'm very much looking forward to reading.
PAUL W posted on 29 Jun 2017 12:42:08
I agree with C-Bone my favorite is definitely Johnny Shumate's grenade launchers, the sunset in the background is amazing. The others are good as well.
C-Bone posted on 28 Jun 2017 19:47:15
Good stuff! My favorite is definitely Johnny Shumate's grenade launchers.
Thanks for posting.

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