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Everything you need to know about weapon systems…

Posted by Charles II on December 2, 2011

…begins here.

Where’s a junkyard dog when you need one?

2 Responses to “Everything you need to know about weapon systems…”

  1. Stormcrow said

    Nice catch, Charles.

    Have you run across mention of John Boyd?

    That paper reads like it was right straight out of his evangel, which makes me suspect you have. If not, just run that name through Google, and read the Wikipedia entry that’s right at the top of the first page.

    Coram’s biography of John Boyd will give you a ton of background the Wikipedia piece doesn’t.

    • Charles II said

      Yes, I had a long and interesting conversation about the relative contributions of Sprey and Boyd to the F-16 and A-10, in which I learned that Sprey was more of a disciple to Boyd than the actual designer of those aircraft as C-Span said. I thought that conversation was with you, but in looking back, I only found a post with my error in it. It is now corrected.

      Thanks for bringing Boyd into the conversation. If we had a few dozen of him, the Pentagon could cost a whole lot less, and I suspect that our servicemen would be at much lower risk.

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