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This month the book vote looks at the Duel series, with five books focussed on aerial combat battling for your vote. Read more about the options below, and then let us know which one you'd be most interested in!Continue Reading

Fatal X-15 Crash in the Mojave

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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

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

Introducing X-Planes

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Some of you may have already picked it up on your radar, but we would now like to formally introduce you to Osprey’s brand new aviation series...Continue Reading
Robert Forsyth is the author of many books on the aircraft, campaigns and units of the Luftwaffe and has written articles for numerous aviation magazines. His latest book, the second in the X-Planes series, examines the Messerschmitt Me 264 'Amerika Bomber'...Continue Reading

The Bell X-1: First of the X-Planes

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Peter E. Davies is a specialist on modern American high-performance aircraft, having written or co-written 26 books including the standard reference work on US Navy and Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II operations. Here he talks about X Planes 1: The Bell X-1, his latest book and the first instalment in the new X Planes series...Continue Reading
For the April book vote we are looking to the skies, with 5 potential titles for our Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series...Continue Reading
On 31st March 1921, the Australian Air Force was formed, with its 'Royal' prefix receiving approval by King George V in June, with effect from August... Continue Reading
Ever wondered where Osprey authors dig up their information? In the latest Book Diaries blog, Mark Lardas gets some much-needed help from a local expert 4,700 miles away.Continue Reading

The Book Diaries - Libraries

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Author of the hotly anticipated NVG 238 - World War I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriers Mark Lardas brings us the latest instalment of The Book Diaries. In it, he focuses on the librares and archives he's raided over the years in order to feed the Osprey series book monster and its insatiable appetite for information and research.Continue Reading

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