Saturday, February 21, 2009

Boyd's Aerial Attack Study

Aerial Attack Study
Aerial Attack Study: Fighter vs Bomber, Fighter vs Fighter
(Captain John Boyd)

This is the manual John Boyd wrote in 1961 when he headed the Fighter Weapons School at Nellis AFB--the first formulation of the Energy Maneuverability principle that became the foundation of aerial combat doctrine in most western air forces. It's also one of the very few documents that this authenic genius committed to paper. A 156-page PDF file of the original mimeographed study, it's a two-dollar download from from Blue skies! -- Dan Ford


At 5:02 PM, Blogger Army485 said...

I would love to own a physical copy of the "Aerial attack Study".
Are any known to still exist?

At 5:32 PM, Blogger Dan Ford said...

I'm sure there are--somewhere!--but I've only ever seen PDF reproductions such as the one above. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford


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