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(Wired)   Hey, want to see the recently declassified schematics for a 'UFO' the US government tried to build in the '50? Complete with Holodeck? Full disclosure, there's actually no Holodeck   ( divider line
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2012-10-08 12:37:12 AM  
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Avro again?

*checks TFA*

Yep, Avro.
2012-10-08 01:07:44 PM  
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Just Another OC Homeless Guy: ParagonComplex: Something like this probably accounts for nearly all of the UFO sightings from around that time and probably even today. Then you have to wonder how they got the idea to begin with.

Yeah. "It begs the question - why was the project dropped?"

The answer is: "Germany".
WW2 Germany was a very progressive place when it came to technology. They developed aircraft and weapons that could have handed us our asses if mass produced.
After WW2, the allies found all manner of test program and documentation that entirely rewrote the theories behind how a flying machine could work.
The German scientists brought a wealth of knowledge and, with the communist threat rising, the Americans were desperate to find an edge.

They built and tested all manner of crazy contraption. Some worked, some didn't.

I'd file the Avro car in with the latter. There was probably a very viable theory buried behind their reasoning for building it. But the execution was flawed or they just didn't have enough horsepower.

As time went buy and we got a better idea of what kinds of aircraft we needed, these side projects were simply shelved.
Maybe they could now build a flying saucer that can zip around in any direction at supersonic speeds... but with guided missiles, what would it matter?
A more traditional aircraft does as good a job with less reliance an aerodynamic voodoo.
2012-10-08 01:03:06 PM  
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ParagonComplex: Something like this probably accounts for nearly all of the UFO sightings from around that time and probably even today. Then you have to wonder how they got the idea to begin with.

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"Back in those glory days, I was very uncomfortable when they asked us to say things we didn't want to say and deny other things. Some people asked, you know, were you alone out there? We never gave the real answer, and yet we see things out there, strange things, but we know what we saw out there. And we couldn't really say anything. The bosses were really afraid of this, they were afraid of the War of the Worlds type stuff, and about panic in the streets. So, we had to keep quiet. And now we only see these things in our nightmares or maybe in the movies, and some of them are pretty close to being the truth."
2012-10-08 04:55:20 AM  
1 vote:
Article cited for improper begging the question.

Throw it back.
2012-10-07 11:14:40 PM  
1 vote:

logistic: Wait, what? Seriously, WTF? Why didn't they disclose this eons ago in the face of the Disclosure Project, millions of sightings, international concerns....

Releasing it now, randomly....seriously...WTF?

I'm pretty sure this project has been known about for quite some time. I think maybe just these particular schematics were recently released.
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