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John Boyd Aerial Attack Study

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John Boyd Aerial Attack Study

Post by Jacko » Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:39 pm

I have been reading about the life of Colonel John R. Boyd, USAF. Amongst things he achieved was to write the first attempt to capture in a training manual how to perform aerial combat in particular dogfighting. He did this in the era where missiles were deemed to make the guns dogfight obsolete and strategic nuclear bombing was the way. I don't know if there are similar guys in other airforces with the same claims but here is a copy of the document he prepared. He is claimed to have moved the dogfight skill form an art form to a science. He earned the nick name 20 second boyd by reversing the tables on his trainee instructor pilots in less than 20 seconds and did it every time he was challenged. A fascinating character.

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The Aerial Attack Study
http://www.ausairpower.net/JRB/boydaerialattack.pdf
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Re: John Boyd Aerial Attack Study

Post by Hunter » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:53 pm

yea i read this a couple of years aho now and i think i commpented at the time (though not as detailed)remarkable pilot and very awkward to deal with if you didnt agree with him
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Re: John Boyd Aerial Attack Study

Post by Hunter » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:03 pm

his biography that is not this tactical document.
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