reply to post by Jocko Flocko
My point wasn't to call it a rocket. My point was to prove the OP wrong. There WERE things capable of flying faster than 1200 mph in 1948.
Also, to claim to know every experimental aircraft or object ever created is dumb.... You simply don't know crap.
To call it "alien" because it does something "new" and "never before seen" is also completely dumb. To think humans are not capable of making
such a thing so long ago is also pretty dumb...
Anyway.... I didn't want to call it a rocket.. but after this quote that Karl made.. its makes me think:
Originally posted by karl 12
On one pass, the crew said, they did get close enough to see its silhouette. It was 20 to 30 feet long and looked "like a rifle bullet."
So 20 to 30 foot long estimate and looks like a rifle bullet........
Well the V-2 rocket was 45 feet long... and looks like a rifle bullet.
The fact that it "looked like a rifle bullet" tells me that it is made to be aerodynamic. Why would something that is supposed to be from outer
space be aerodynamic? Sounds to me more like a man made flying thing designed for air.. not outer space which is a vacuum.
The description fits the size and shape of a rocket...
I don't know....