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(Project on Government Oversight)   RIP Pierre Sprey, member of the Fighter Mafia that birthed the F-16 Falcon, and advocate of the A-10 Warthog, has completed his quest for low-cost & effective weapons. Hog sadly goes BRRRRRRT   (pogo.org) divider line
    More: Sad, United States Air Force, United States Department of Defense, A-10 Thunderbolt II, Close air support, Ground-attack aircraft, Military, Arlington National Cemetery, Royal Air Force  
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482 clicks; posted to STEM » on 21 Aug 2021 at 7:12 AM (14 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-08-21 1:52:09 AM  
Well done sir
 
2021-08-21 2:05:07 AM  
A legend indeed.
 
2021-08-21 7:19:13 AM  
Peace thru War
 
2021-08-21 8:27:36 AM  
I heard the Pentagon is looking for a replacement for the F-16.  The last replacement didn't go so hot.
 
2021-08-21 9:19:30 AM  

Linux_Yes: Peace thru War


I thought you liked socialism.  The military is socialism.
 
2021-08-21 10:25:13 AM  
P. Sprey always gushed about BRRRTing down the Pentagon opposition.
 
2021-08-21 11:10:05 AM  
Pierre Sprey is heavily mentioned in books on Colonel Boyd as well as Pentagon Wars (again the book, not the movie).  A LOT of people in the Air Force still look upon them with disdain (read comments under articles and videos about any of them).

Also, good linking POGO.  Their podcasts on different weapons systems is well informed, scathing, and accurate.
 
2021-08-21 11:32:50 AM  
I wonder how many war crimes have been committed with the weapons he helped develop.
 
2021-08-21 11:37:17 AM  

dittybopper: Linux_Yes: Peace thru War

I thought you liked socialism.  The military is socialism.


You should check your legs

One is longer than the other.
 
2021-08-21 11:38:23 AM  

groverpm: I wonder how many war crimes have been committed with the weapons he helped develop.


Shush!!

Thats none of The Peoples business.
 
2021-08-21 11:39:38 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: I heard the Pentagon is looking for a replacement for the F-16.  The last replacement didn't go so hot.


It went well for military industrial complex company stock owners.

Not so well for tax payers
 
2021-08-21 12:25:07 PM  
I will always love his savage critique of the F-35.
Defence analyst Pierre Sprey on the F-35 (2012) - the fifth estate
Youtube N1Z_DuF87Sc
 
2021-08-21 1:00:19 PM  
....Sprey did a lot of good, and he should be remembered for it.  But he and John Boyd were also examples of the saying, "Cherish, support, and stand beside those who seek the truth.  Beware of those who claim to have found it."
 
2021-08-21 1:05:52 PM  
You can tell a lot about a person by the extent to which they revel in the canon sounds of an A-10 Warthog.
 
2021-08-21 2:06:59 PM  

MillionDollarMo: You can tell a lot about a person by the extent to which they revel in the canon sounds of an A-10 Warthog.


incidentally, the canon sounds of a Warthog are its cannon sounds
 
2021-08-21 3:13:12 PM  
You can either be someone in the military, or you can DO something in the military.

You can't do both.

Pierre walked out when they tried to discredit him.

They made him more powerful than they could ever imagine.
 
2021-08-21 6:02:53 PM  

Linux_Yes: dittybopper: Linux_Yes: Peace thru War

I thought you liked socialism.  The military is socialism.

You should check your legs

One is longer than the other.


The middle one?
 
2021-08-21 11:28:28 PM  

johnny_vegas: Linux_Yes: dittybopper: Linux_Yes: Peace thru War

I thought you liked socialism.  The military is socialism.

You should check your legs

One is longer than the other.

The middle one?


Farkin' A Tweety.
 
2021-08-22 7:40:15 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: ....Sprey did a lot of good, and he should be remembered for it.  But he and John Boyd were also examples of the saying, "Cherish, support, and stand beside those who seek the truth.  Beware of those who claim to have found it."


I prefer Colonel Boyd's quote: "If your boss demands loyalty, give him integrity. But if he demands integrity, then give him loyalty"
 
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