2008-01-01 40-Second Boyd and the Big Picture Part 1

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<hide> <let name=data index=Date>2008-01-01</let> <let name=data index=Topics>\military tactics\US military\John Boyd</let> <let name=data index=URL>http://www.ejectejecteject.com/archives/000172.html</let> <let name=data index=Title>Forty Second Boyd and the Big Picture (Part 1)</let> <let name=data index=Text>“Taking a few moments to understand what this odd man learned about airplanes and aerial combat will pay rich dividends later. Because John BoydPope John, The High Priest of the Fighter Mafia, the Mad Major, the Ghetto ColonelForty Second Boyd not only wrote the revolutionary tactics manuals that gave American pilots the keys to air-to-air victory... and with it the essential and undisputed control of the battlespace. Nor was his achievement limited to the design of the phenomenally successful F-15 and F-16 fighters. Nor was it merely the codifying of physics and thermodynamics to make a science out of an art form. That John Boyd saw all of these things for the first time would have made him a legend. But this was quite the lesser of his two great achievements. For Boyd not only saw how to perfect the sword. He saw too how to perfect the swordsman.”

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