U.S. Military Document Reveals Mysterious Flying Saucer

U.S. Military Document Reveals Mysterious Flying Saucer: A document owned by the U.S. Air Force revealed secrets about things that had been thought to be an unidentified object or Unidentified Flying Object (UFO).

Apparently, a similar object flying disc was a military project of the 1950s, and not at all like the alien spacecraft like a science fiction story.

Citing Space.com pages, the document also includes pictures of vehicles like flying saucers that appear to come from "Project 1974, Final Development Summary Report". This is a document that has been obtained and released the U.S. National Archives.

Flying disc turned out to be the vehicle of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) designed to move floating on the surface of the ground and shot in the air at supersonic speeds.

But, in a test at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, the vehicle failed to meet expectations.

Concept Avrocar (CREDIT: National Archives)

The U.S. military hopes the vehicle is capable of reaching a maximum speed of Mach 4 (2880 miles per hour) and a float altitude of 100,000 feet. In the cold war, these vehicles would be easy to handle spy planes like the SR 71 Blackbird.

Canadian company, Avro Aircraft, later contracted to make two simple models of Avrocar it for testing.

But efforts Avrocar hovering at ground level with a turbojet engine does not run stable and hovered just a few feet from the ground. Avrocar was difficult to control in a test flight above 3 feet, and was never able to reach speeds of 35 miles per hour.

In tests in the wind tunnel aero dynamics NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, U.S., these vehicles also proven unstable. He could not be controlled in supersonic speeds, so that the U.S. military had to cancel the project in December 1961.

Although these vehicles failed, but the concept of VTOL vehicles being developed from this prototype Avrocar. Later, the U.S. military succeeded in creating a hover aircraft technology, either by the pilot or unmanned.


U.S. Military Document Reveals Mysterious Flying Saucer