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Boyd by Robert Coram
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Jun 01, 2009

really liked it
Read in April, 2009

Bale and Brendan would especially enjoy this book. A description of the contributions to Aviation and the development of military aircraft by a renegade air force pilot who pushed the envelope both as a fighter pilot in Korea and FWS instructor at Nellis AFB as well as inside the Pentagon as he and his apostles worked at odds with their superiors to develop a light attack aircraft. A history of Energy Maneuverability Theory, the OODA Loop, and utilization of actual combat maneuvers as a guide to aircraft design. Good insight into the life span of development of new aircraft by Defense Contractors and the Pentagon and the political infighting and internal conspiracies inherent in the production process.

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