March Blueprint – British Mk V Tank


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, […]


February Blueprint – German Junker Ju-87

A Junkers Ju 87 begins to roll in on a target in the Balkans during the invasion of Jugoslavia in April 1941.  (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)

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 […]


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 […]


November Map – Battle of Stalingrad


 As part of our series covering historic WW2 battles, this month we are looking at the turning point of the Second World War in Europe – The Battle of Stalingrad Background By the late summer of 1942, Axis forces were deep into the Soviet heartland.  For an entire year, Soviet forces had been driven back by the Axis onslaught. […]