August Blueprint – German M35 Helmet

In this instalment of our 12 part series on Military blueprints, we look at the German M35 Helmet. History At the start of the First World War none of the combatants were issued any form of head protection beyond leather or cloth caps. With the advent of trench warfare the number of casualties on all […]

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Product Focus – British Lee-Enfield Rifle

Special Epic Blog looking at the iconic Lee-Enfield rifle. History The Lee-Enfield Rifle was the primary firearm of the British Empire and Commonwealth during the first half of the 20th Century. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest bolt action rifles ever made. The Lee–Enfield takes its name from the designer of the […]

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May Blueprint – US Colt 1911 Pistol

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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April Blueprint – German Luger P08

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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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, […]

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