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Free eBooks: Week 1

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Many people all over the world are staying at home to combat the spread of COVID-19. While self-isolation might be a bit daunting, it’s also a great opportunity to catch up on your reading. To help pass the time, we’ll be giving customers five free eBooks each week for the next four weeks. Read through the options, add the eBook to your basket and use the code FREEBOOKS1 at checkout to get your free eBooks. Continue Reading
This month the book vote looks at the Duel series, with five books focussed on aerial combat battling for your vote. Find out more about them in the descriptions below, and then let us know which one you'd be most interested in!Continue Reading

Flying Tiger Ace: October 27, 1944

In Military History, Featured
'Flying Tiger Ace, The Story of Bill Reed, China’s Shining Mark' by Carl Molesworth is a moving biography of Lt Col William Norman Reed, a World War II fighter ace who fought with the Flying Tigers and died in defence of the two nations he loved. In today's blog post, Carl shares the details of the mission Bill undertook on October 27, 1944. Continue Reading

Flying Tiger Ace: Halloween 1934

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'Flying Tiger Ace' by Carl Molesworth is a moving biography of Lt Col William Norman Reed, a World War II fighter ace who fought with the Flying Tigers and died in defence of the two nations he loved. In today's blog post, Carl shares a fantastic story about Bill that didn't make it into the book.Continue Reading
On today's Big Reveal post, we're unveiling next year's General Aviation titles. Read on to find out more.Continue Reading
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

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