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Declassified at Last: Air Force's Supersonic Flying Saucer Schematics

Science & Tech  (tags: Air Force, aliens, Classified, flying saucer, Mach 3, Mach 4, super sonic, UFO )

- 2479 days ago -
Officially, aliens have never existed but flying saucers very nearly did. The National Archives has recently published never-before-seen schematics and details of a 1950s military venture, Project 1794, which aimed to build a supersonic flying saucer.


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Kit B (276)
Friday October 5, 2012, 4:07 pm

I'm not surprised by this it sure makes more sense then ET's. I do think the Stealth Bombers grew out of this early research. We once believed we couldn't break the sound barrier, now we know that in time we will break through time barriers.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 5, 2012, 5:09 pm
Perhaps they simply went to another company to build the aircraft "in house' at a more secure facility. Perhaps they were built and improved upon since then.

Judy C (91)
Friday October 5, 2012, 6:00 pm
Good thought-provoking points, both Kit and Kevin.

. (7)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 10:03 am
If aliens don't exist, where did they get the idea for a flying saucer?

Ad Du (0)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 12:22 pm
Physicist Henri Coanda (1886 - 1972) left some designs on flying saucers, reportedly based on his "Coanda Effect", regarding the deviation of a fluid into another fluid. You might look that up.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 12:37 pm
Thank you for the article.

Christopher Fowler (82)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 12:59 pm
he video shows the AVROCAR, which was one of the failed experiments that the USAF tried out. It was a cool design, but impractical. Still, it was a landmark aircraft in the history of American aviation. It was the predecessor to the "lifting body" experimentals that the USAF tested in the 60's and 70's. Some of us have seen the videos of one of the crashes, if we ever watched the TV series, "The Six Million Dollar Man"; yes, that was actual film from one of the flight tests of the lifting body prototypes.

Paul Carter Block (28)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:23 pm
Christopher Fowler: Just to get the record straight, the VZ-9-AV was built by AVRO Canada, a subsidiary of British aviation company, A.V.Roe, after a design by British engineer, John Frost. The only thing American about it was the funding. Its lift relied upon a rotor to create the Coanda Effect, as Ad Du mentions, but, in practice, was useless and the project was abandoned in 1961. There is no line of descent to the lifting bodies which, while radical in design, used a far more simple principle to generate lift (although evidently not enough because they crashed a lot).

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 5:32 pm
Noted. "Officially"....very interesting. We taxpayers will not informed of all the secret technology being supported by the gov't. This has annoyed me since childhood. We only find out about it many years later....

Roni Jo Patterson (4)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 8:31 pm
Big problems: inertia and mass.

Robert Hardy (68)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 10:18 pm
Cool. Wonder if they are available at the local Army/Navy store?
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