I believe reader Robert J. Stewart is incorrect in his letter “Old Becomes New” (AW&ST Oct. 7, p. 10), in which he credits Alexander Kartveli as the designer of the Fairchild Republic A-10. Pierre Sprey—working with Hans Rudel in the 1960s—was one of the early minds consulting on the A-10. Kartveli may have been assigned to supervise production of the aircraft, but he was not the designer. Flemington, N.J.
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