October 9, 2012 0:23
56 years later, published a joint project of the U.S. Air Force and the Canadian company Avro Limited to create a "disc-shaped aircraft."
In the U.S., more than half a century later unveiled a secret project to create an aircraft with an incredible set of characteristics.
Based on the enclosed resume, the ship must have been incredible for the time characteristics — practical ceiling of 30 km in the flight range of at least two thousand miles. Its maximum speed would be from 3.1 thousand to 4.2 thousand km / h, and takeoff and landing is vertical. Such figures in 1956 showed only a couple of experimental apparatus, but have never combined in one air vehicle, write "News."
As reported by the developers, the next stage of the design was to take 18 to 24 months. Its cost is estimated at just over $ 3 million ($ 26 million at the moment). As a comparison, it is reported that the development of modern fighter aircraft Lockheed F-35 cost the U.S. Defense ministerstku 40 billion.
Secret "Project № 1749" in the end was not implemented due to the imperfections of technology. By 1960, the country had been closed all such projects.
It is noted that this fact has been developed for about 4 years ago. Then the University of Florida professor Subrata Roy has patented the design of the aircraft WEAV, which has the form of a "dish", and the current of air in it by electromagnetic field.