In this article, we will tell you about real terrestrial flying saucers, developed by some of the best scientists. One of these developments was a vertical take-off and landing aircraft, VTOL, commissioned in 1958 by an aircraft manufacturer from Canada - Avro Aircraft Limited. Only two models found a place in the American troops, since the flying saucer …
In this article, we will tell you about real terrestrial flying saucers, developed by some of the best scientists.
One of these developments was a vertical take-off and landing aircraft, VTOL, commissioned in 1958 by an aircraft manufacturer from Canada - Avro Aircraft Limited. Only two models found a place in the American military, since the flying saucer had problems with stability in the air. In 1961, the project was discontinued.
Flying Ferris Wheel Patent Designed by Friedrich Alexander Jones, June 14, 1898
The famous aircraft designer Chance-Vout in the early 20th century assembled a disc-shaped umbrella-plane in 1911, on which he repeatedly flew over fields near Chicago.
Disc-shaped umbrella plane
The Nemeth Roundwing, also referred to as the Umbrellaplane and Parasol, had just one perfectly circular wing above the seat. The aircraft was designed in 1934 by engineer Stephen Paul.
American aircraft Nemeth Roundwing
The aircraft with an unusual aerodynamics scheme nicknamed "Flying Pancake" was created by engineer Charles Zimmerman especially for the US troops in World War II, its characteristics were striking, as is its strange appearance. The first time the plane took off on November 23, 1942, for 4 and a half years, the total flight time was about 200 hours. On March 31, 1947, the aircraft was taken to a storage facility at the Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia.
Vought V-173, "Flying Damn"
The flying saucer of the Third Reich, Sack AS-6, was invented by Arthur Zach at the end of the war, in 1944. The Argus As 10C-3 engine was located in front, the pilot's seat and landing gear were taken from the Bf 109B aircraft. The unusual plane did not survive for a long time - in the winter it burned down as a result of a raid by one of the Allied bombers.
Sack AS-6 - Luftwaffe flying saucer designed by Arthur Zach in 1944
At the level of concepts and patents
The Northrop NS-97 was developed in 1950 by Aeronautics Institute graduate Nick Stasinos
A? Rodyne RC-360 straight from France, developed in 1955; 3) Avro1794 1956
This plane was created by engineer Konstantin Lent in 1957.
Drawing of the aircraft "Fluid Sustained Aircraft" by Leonor Freeland 1963
Dynafan helicopter from Astro Kinetics, 63rd year
Russian flying saucer "EKIP"
In Russia, in 1994, its own aircraft "EKIP" also appeared thanks to the efforts of the designer Lev Shchukin, although development began in 1978: after the collapse of the USSR, the project was no longer funded. According to the calculations of engineers, the flying saucer could carry almost 100 tons of cargo. The name stands for "Ecology and Progress". This is a versatile transport based on vertical takeoff and landing and created on the principle of a flying wing.
Thermoplane - a project of a huge hybrid type airship
The first prototype of a hybrid airship was built in the early 90s, most of it is filled with helium, a small part with air, the temperature of which can be changed. The project was closed in the 90s, but the Lokomosky company returned the airship already as its locomoskeiner.
Airship hybrid type - Thermoplane
Moller M200X, M200G Volantor (recently renamed Neuera M200)
The Neuera M200 is an aviacar developed by Moller International, California. The machine runs on 8 fans, which are controlled by a computer.
Aviacar Moller M200X
On it you can climb 3 meters above the surface. Designer Paul Moller has been working on this project since 1974.