Turning Points of WW2 – Battle of Stalingrad

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Whilst reading our earlier blog about Stalingrad, an interesting discussion arose in the office; What was the biggest turning point in WW2? The first five people asked that question came up with 5 different answers! We are going to have a mini series examining those 5 key events. Let us kick off with the battle […]

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May Blueprint – US Colt 1911 Pistol

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In this instalment of our 12 part series on Military blueprints, we look at the American Colt 1911. Design The 1911 pistol was designed by legendary firearms designer, John Moses Browning. It was a refinement of his earlier semi-automatic pistol designs. The basic principle of the pistol is recoil operation. As the expanding combustion gases force the bullet […]

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Product Focus – Thompson Submachine Gun

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Today we are looking out our range of Thompson Submachine Gun accessories. History Invented in 1918 by the American, John T. Thompson, the Thompson Sub-machine gun (also known as the ‘Tommy gun’ or ‘Chicago Typewriter’) became one of the most iconic weapons of the 20th Century. It has been used by Law Enforcement, the Military […]

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Epic Militaria 2018 Show Season

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As the Summer draws near, the team at Epic are getting ready for another show season. We are excited to announce two new events this year, for a grand total of SIX shows! Continuing on from our appearance at the Stoneleigh Militaria Show in January, we have our Summer Show lineup all planned out. Our […]

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April Blueprint – German Luger P08

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In this instalment of our 12 part series on Military blueprints, we look at the German Luger P08. Design The Luger P08 was designed in 1898 by Georg J Luger. It was one of the very first semi-automatic pistols. The Luger P08 uses the toggle lock action, which uses a jointed arm to lock as […]

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100 Years of the Royal Air Force

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Celebrating 100 years of the Royal Air Force   The 1st of April 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. For a century they have been the primary aerial warfare arm of the United Kingdom and therefore a major part of every British conflict across the globe. They also perform numerous humanitarian […]

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March Blueprint – British Mk V Tank

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In this instalment of our 12 part series on Military blueprints, we look at the British Mk V Tank.   Design The Mark V tank was originally intended to have been a completely new tank design. However, in December 1917, a new engine and transmission for the Mk IV became available, and so to avoid disrupting production, […]

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February Blueprint – German Junker Ju-87

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Part two of our series on military blueprints focuses on the primary dive bomber of the Luftwaffe, the Junkers Ju-87 Stuka Design The Junker Ju-87 Sturzkampfflugzeug (dive-bomber), or Stuka for short, was the culmination of several years of dive bomber design. The driving principle in the early stages of design were that the the plane must be simple and […]

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January Blueprint – US Willys Jeep

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A few weeks ago, we unveiled our very own 2018 calendars. They feature twelve blueprints of iconic military vehicles and weapons. We thought we’d devote one blog entry a month to each blueprint and look at the item it portrays in more depth. This month we look at the Willys Jeep. Origin The Willys Jeep began its […]

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December Map – Attack on Pearl Harbor

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To conclude our series of WW2 battle maps we look at a date that will live in Infamy, December 7th 1941, the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Background By late 1941 the Second World War had spread globally. Commonwealth forces were fighting in the deserts of North Africa; Axis forces were concluding Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union; and the […]

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