posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 06:30 AM
Originally posted by pteridine
reply to post by cdesigns
Another saucer plane was the Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar. Why would anyone build anything like this that couldn't fly more than a few feet? One reason
might be to show the public that what they were seeing was an experimental aircraft and completely explainable.
Maybe they were still operating under the mistaken notion that the flying saucers were vehicles manufactured by the Russians? So they were doing there
best to replicate the observed craft using the technology of the time - which is still basically the technology of today.
I think the very fact that they were building the Avrocar means that they did not have "crashed alien flying saucers" (or "crashed Nazi flying
) to back engineer.
But the idea that the projects might be elaborate hoaxes to fool the public has merit. The public is very gullible, starting with the writers and
editors of Mechanics Illustrated. Just read through these forums and it is obvious that lots of people believe that flying saucers are vehicles built
in a secret program for the US Air Force based on super-advanced technology taken from the Nazi's.
They fervently believe this even though sixty years on, there is still no evidence that the US or other militaries have any aviation technology that
doesn't rely on the same basic aeronautic principles used to power the first turbine powered jets back in World War 2.
As some have noted, that they were able to build jets with vertical takeoff, using downward vented air from turbine engines with the Harrier. The
latest F-35 has a version that will use this technology. But that seems to be it. Still no evidence the US has ever obtained or developed real "flying
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