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Declassified: USAF Project 1794 - supersonic saucer

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http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/10/the-airforce/?pid=1498&viewall=true

Declassified at Last: Air Force?s Supersonic Flying Saucer Schematics

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.

The saucer was supposed to reach a top speed of ?between Mach 3 and Mach 4, a ceiling of over 100,000 ft. and a maximum range with allowances of about 1,000 nautical miles,? according to the document.

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Interesting, one things for certain the tin foil hat crowd must be drooling all over this

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