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Old 10-06-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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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, called Project 1794, which aimed to build a supersonic flying saucer.

The newly declassified materials show the U.S. Air Force had a contract with a now-defunct Canadian company to build an aircraft unlike anything seen before. Project 1794 got as far as the initial rounds of product development and into prototype design. In a memo dating from 1956 the results from pre-prototype testing are summarized and reveal exactly what the developers had hoped to create.

Declassified at Last: Air Force's Supersonic Flying Saucer Schematics | Danger Room | Wired.com
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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meh. Rehash of the old Avro stuff.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:40 PM
 
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I've seen the video's on it..... can one say pathetic?

Back in the 50's anything was possible.....

Couldn't go faster than what was it? 25MPH and couldn't any higher than 2 feet off the ground.....


avrocar - YouTube
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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The fact that it was farmed out to a Canadian company told me long ago it never was a serious effort.

The foo fighters were much more interesting, since they were repeatedly reported by military pilots.

A questionable site:
German UFO Foo Fighter photos
(after reading it, I can't wait for my Netflix "Iron Sky" to show up... )

Wiki -
Foo fighter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

More messy theories -

Foo Fighters Theories
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:18 PM
 
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It begs the question – why was the project dropped?
Because the protoype could never get more than a few feet off the ground, was hard to control and was as slow as a snail. It was the same issue with a lot of ideas, the technology wasn't there. If you take the flying wing for example they knew it had smaller radar cross section, they knew it could fly more efficiently and other benefits. It was scrapped because it was hard to control, I believe the specific issue was it would go into up and down oscillating motion that was hard to correct once it started. Fly by wire changed that for the B2.
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