In the 50s, the U.S. tried to make a UFO
Sighted by many individuals throughout history, UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) have made appearances in the skies clear of our Earth, to popular culture agree that they are shaped like a flying saucer, inspiring countless novels and films science fiction.
But at the time, the U.S. government, specifically the Air Force, he joined forces with a Canadian company called Avro Aircraft Limited, which founded called Project 1974 to build a homemade flying saucer, seeking to revolutionize the transportation industry.
The goal was to get a machine capable of traveling at a speed of Mach 3 or Mach 4, ie between 1020 m/sec and 1361 m/sec, flying at an altitude of 3,000 meters over 1609Km continuous and can take off and land vertically without requiring a long track for that.
Preliminary reports said that “the stabilization and control systems of the ship, as proposed, are possible”, requiring a budget of $ 25 million (current). However, in 1960 everything was scrapped and the machine stopped being investigated, being forgotten.
Link: United States Finally Declassifies Project To Build A Flying Saucer (PHOTOS) (Huffington Post)Tags: 1974, Air Force, Air Force of the United States, Nave, Project 1974, U.S., UFO