Skip to comments.Declassified documents reveal Air Force’s plan to build a UFO
Posted on 10/08/2012 8:09:58 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
How to Build a FLYING SAUCER
Declassified documents reveal Air Forces plan to build a UFO
Here's a quirky find from the National Archives: the United States Air Force's 1956 plan to build a saucer-shaped aircraft that would zip across the skies with the greatest of ease. As the Archives explain of "Project 1794, Final Development Summary Report":
The Air Force had contracted the work out to a Canadian company, Avro Aircraft Limited in Ontario, to construct the disk-shaped craft. According to the same report, it was designed to be a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) plane designed to reach a top speed of Mach 4, with a ceiling of over 100,000 feet, and a range of over 1,000 nautical miles.
And how much would this entire enterprise cost? From Project 1794:
Development and production aspects are briefly reviewed and an outline new program broader in scope than the study now completed is presented (to dovetail with the development envisaged), together with an accompanying cost estimate. This estimate covers a period of 18 to 24 months in the total amount of $3,168,000.
You can read more at the National Archives. It must be noted that even in the public sphere of the 1950s flying saucers were touted as the next great innovation in commuter transportation.
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Thanks for the ping. This concept was essentially a ducted fan. They built two small prototypes, one of which I have seen in the Garber Facility in Suitland, Maryland. Interesting idea, but it didn’t fly out of ground effect.
I think it would be called an IFO, or Round Airplane~Craft or something. But not UFO.
I’d sure like to have an ion version Ma Deuce! ;-)
‘The Air Force would actually have been building a FO not an UFO’
Sorry, you’re wrong. A “FO” is what blacks in Cleveland get from Obama.
A lot of the stealth fighter tests were reported as UFO’s.
My brother retired from the Air Force and he was at some of those sites out in the deserts of Nevada and Utah.
He said they’d stage fun (after beers) by taking trucks with junk on them and covering them with tarps and then drive them into the gates and “drop” the tarp and scramble to put the parts (many covered in foil) back onto the truck and into a hangar.
They’d have a good laugh knowing the Art Bell folks were watching.
“Since the Air Force would have been building it...it would not be Unidentified...Am I right?”
I agree. The USAF is not obligated to share with the general public all it knows and does but some people think the world should know everything that went on at Area 51 and now at Area 111.
You would think that if they had plans to build something, it would be IDENTIFIED."
You clearly have no idea how government spending works /s
Radical design. I wonder how they came up with it.
About the same time, didn’t AVRO build that Canadian fighter that crashed repeatedly..
Thanks DogByte6RER. The WWII-era German flying saucer reportedly exceeded the speed of sound during flight tests, but of course it isn’t well documented. It’s very, very lucky that Herr Schickelgruber was an drooling incompetent in the military sphere.
Films of the AVRO have been around for years. The thing was so unstable that they had to tether it, and only “fly” a couple feet off the ground. The thing was a complete boondoggle.
Tesla claimed he could build one though, in 1919!
“I am now planning aerial machines devoid of supporters planes, ailerons, propellers and other external attachments, which will be capable of immense speeds.”
I remember that episode. Scared the dickens out of me!
If it was highly classified, they would not be going around identifying it to any accidental observers, now would they?
Yawn. There’s a USAF flying saucer prototype on display at the USAF Museum in Dayton OH. Its in the research plane hangar on the Wright Field reservation. To see it you need to get to the museum early and register for one of the hourly bus trips over there. The saucer is neat, but seems pretty small and unimpresive. Maybe because it’s sitting next to the XB-70.
Also neat are the Flying Jeeps/hovercars on display at Ft Eustis VA.
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