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Blast Off into World Book Day with the Technical Operations Manuals!

On World Book Day, equip yourself with the secrets of the global and galactic organisations that defend the Earth!

Anderson Entertainment’s growing range of hugely popular Technical Operations Manuals continues with the forthcoming release of the Fireball XL5 Technical Operations Manual. This will be the fourth volume in this series of books, which reveal the secrets of the likes of S.H.A.D.O., Moonbase Alpha, the World Intelligence Network, and now the World Space Patrol.

Each of these books are written by the duo of Andrew Clements and Chris Thompson, as well as being jam-packed with fantastic illustrations of classic Anderson machines, technology and more by Thompson himself. Each book comes with extensively written and lavishly illustrated technical data about their respective subject matter; from secret intelligence technology utilised by W.I.N. to the hardware of the alien enemies faced by the W.S.P., fans are left wanting for nothing!

The Fireball XL5 Technical Operations Manual in particular allows you to conquer the stars with everything you could ever want to know about the World Space Patrol. Ever wanted to know just how extensive the World Space Patrol’s line-up of spacecraft is? The mysteries of alien vessels encountered by Steve Zodiac and company? What exactly happens to Fireball XL5’s launch ramp after take-off? The Technical Operations Manual answers all of these questions and more!

Not only does the the manual bring to life the classic vehicles and hardware from the classic 1963 Supermarionation TV series, but also includes details of other W.S.P. vehicles from Fireball XL5‘s riveting TV21 strip. Plus, if it’s vehicle specifications you’re after, then you can also discover all the hardware secrets of Hawknest with Flaming Thunderbolts: The Definitive Story of Terrahawks, which includes detailed breakdowns of the classic vehicles, originally designed by Steve Begg, John Lee and Steven Woodcock.

Our Technical Operations Manuals are written and illustrated with an authentic, in-universe flavour, designed to transport you right back to Gerry Anderson’s classic retrofuture worlds. They celebrate the vehicular appeal of his timeless shows, celebrating the classic heroic vehicles designed by the likes of Reg Hill, Derek Meddings, Alan Shubrook, and Mike Trim.

You can blast off back to the 21st century as imagined by these special effects masterminds with our range of Technical Operations Manuals, all currently available now from the Official Gerry Anderson store! Additionally, in recognition of World Book Day, you can enjoy 10% off selected technical operations manuals, novels, comic anthologies, and more!

Written by
Fred McNamara

Atomic-powered writer/editor. Website editor at Official Gerry Anderson. Author of Flaming Thunderbolts: The Definitive Story of Terrahawks. Also runs Gerry Anderson comic book blog Sequential 21.

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