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Thread: Project 1974 Declassified - USAF Flying Saucers!!!

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    Project 1974 Declassified - USAF Flying Saucers!!!

    Air Force Releases Declassified Flying Saucer Plans

    NDC Blog How to Build a FLYING SAUCER

    The National Declassification Center released "USAF Project 1974, Final Development Summary Report. No weather balloons, no swamp gas, just flying saucers.

    So did the US use German scientists and their UFO Technology? These records indicate it is very possible.

    1945-End of WWII
    1947-Increase in UFO sightings in the US
    1947-Roswell
    1950's-Records show USAF working on UFO technology

    It is all adding up now, very interesting.

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    Re: Project 1974 Declassified - USAF Flying Saucers!!!

    Evidently not.....
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    Re: Project 1974 Declassified - USAF Flying Saucers!!!

    I think I saw a piece about this on Nat Geo or somewhere. They did build it, but never could get it to fly right as I recall. They tried to hover it, but never could get it to fly. I think it was kept at Area 51

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    Re: Project 1974 Declassified - USAF Flying Saucers!!!

    Given the nature of the most recent Mars mission, I am inclined to believe we have better hover technology than one might imagine.

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    Re: Project 1974 Declassified - USAF Flying Saucers!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Given the nature of the most recent Mars mission, I am inclined to believe we have better hover technology than one might imagine.

    It really was an engineering marvel how they landed that rover on the surface. Total awsomeness.



    As a side note, I've seen films of the military's "saucer" tests... I can see why they dropped it, not at all impressive.
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    Re: Project 1974 Declassified - USAF Flying Saucers!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Given the nature of the most recent Mars mission, I am inclined to believe we have better hover technology than one might imagine.
    Certainly we have outstanding hover technology here on earth where we have a bit of air to work with. An old saying within the pilot community is that to fly is heavenly, but to hover is divine.

    I'm partial to helicopters.

    But I'm uncertain about your statement regarding or implying hovering on Mars?

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    Re: Project 1974 Declassified - USAF Flying Saucers!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Certainly we have outstanding hover technology here on earth where we have a bit of air to work with. An old saying within the pilot community is that to fly is heavenly, but to hover is divine.

    I'm partial to helicopters.

    But I'm uncertain about your statement regarding or implying hovering on Mars?
    It was a reference to the probe coming to a dead stop and hovering above the surface as it lowered the actual rover to the surface by cable, after which it moved away and crashed a safe distance from the rover.

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    Re: Project 1974 Declassified - USAF Flying Saucers!!!

    Was that actually hovering, or just perfect timing?

    Hovering with thrusters is one thing, and the 1974 project never got that far, I think, as the History or Nat Geo story said. I don't think it ever got out of ground effect.

    We did have some VTOL experimental types back in the 50's that never became operational, but I'm not sure 'hover' is the most accurate term to describe their unorthodox landing procedures.

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