November Blueprint – Soviet T-34 Tank

In this, the penultimate entry in our Military Blueprints series, we look at the Soviet T-34 Tank. History The T-34 was the primary tank of the Soviet Union during the Second World War. Some 84,000 T-34s of all varieties were built, making it the most produced tank of WW2 and second of all time. During […]

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October Blueprint – German M24 Stick Grenade

In this instalment of our 12 part series on Military blueprints, we look at the German M24 Stick Grenade. History The iconic stick grenade first appeared during the First World War, introduced by the German Empire in 1915. The M15 Stielhandgranate differed greatly from it’s contemporaries. It mounted a charge head within a sheet-steel cylinder atop a long hollow-wooden […]

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September Blueprint – British Supermarine Spitfire

In this instalment of our 12 part series on Military blueprints, we look at the British Supermarine Spitfire.   History The Supermarine Spitfire was the primary fighter aircraft of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. The Spitfire was designed as a short-range, high performance interceptor by R. J. Mitchell and Joseph Smith, and first […]

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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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July Blueprint – US M4 Sherman Tank

In this instalment of our 12 part series on Military blueprints we look at the US M4 Sherman Tank. Design The American M4 Sherman Tank was the principle tank of the Western Allies during the Second World War. Developed from lessons learnt with the interim M3 Lee and working closely with British experts, American military agencies and designers […]

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June Blueprint – German Panther Tank

In this instalment of our series on Military Blueprints, we look at the German Panther Tank Design The German Panzerkampfwagen V, more commonly known as the Panther, was produced by Nazi Germany from mid 1943 til 1945. The Panther was intended to counter Soviet T-34 tanks and replace the Panzer III and the Panzer IV, […]

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Operation Albany 2018

Operation Albany 2018 Many of you know Adrian, our Customisation and Product Specialist. He has recently organised an event to commemorate a D-Day Parachute drop. Here is his account: I was tasked with helping organise this very special event. After weeks of planning, the day had come! I left home here in Aberystwyth at 08:30am […]

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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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Turning Points of WW2 – D-Day

To continue our series of Turning Points of WW2 we are next going to look at the opening of the Western Front: D-Day. State of play beforehand On the Eastern Front, Germany and the Soviet Union were at a standstill with the Soviets managing to hold the Germans back. At the Tehran Conference of 1943 […]

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