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Hi,

the USA and Canada designed many flying saucer aircraft after the
WW2,but not all were built.
http://geocities.com/usafflyingsaucers/
 

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First four pictures are fake, last two were Avro Canada projects. Link that you posted is... I don't want to say sh.., so I am saying pure imagination.
 

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Hi,

the Avrocar proposed with wings and tail.
 

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Would it performed differently with wings and a tail? Or would it have still just skated along the ground?
 

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The top four images posted by Hesham are claimed to exist by someone who worked at at a USAF base during the 1960s. Whether or not they are fakes is debatable, although I think the probability of anyone designing anything as badly as this is highly unlikely.

Without a doubt, the best source for any info on this subject is currently the Secret Projects book Flying Saucer Aircraft by Tony Buttler and Bill Rose. It has the most accurate and detailed section on the Canadian discs so far written.
 

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Stormbreaker said:
The top four images posted by Hesham are claimed to exist by someone who worked at at a USAF base during the 1960s. Whether or not they are fakes is debatable, although I think the probability of anyone designing anything as badly as this is highly unlikely.

I absolutely agree with Stormbreaker.
Aeronautics, as a lot of human activities, is subjected to fashion.
During '50s and '60s flying disks were in "fashion", so a lot of concept and design come out.
But any of that ones proof to be effective or viable, that's all.

Indeed NACA first and NASA after did a lot of researches about flying disks, trying to use them as reentry vehicles.
Even in this case the design was lacking of stability and was to unlikely to be realized, especially compared with the performances of lifting bodies.

The only flying disks really utilized in space field are for sure the aeroshells for interplanetary probes as Vikings, Galileo, Huygens and so on...
 

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Sundog said:
I'm not sure, but does this qualify as an American "Saucer" design?

This is a typical example of "lenticular re-entry vehicle" studies carried on jointly by NASA and USAF in mid '60s. You may find out more at the following link:

http://www.astronautix.com/craftfam/lenicles.htm
 

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Sundog said:
I'm not sure, but does this qualify as an American "Saucer" design?

From that source:
In 1975, Jean Fraser found an odd bit of honeycomb-like debris on her family’s ranch south of Brisbane. The area is in the vicinity of what was then a secret Australian testing range where the British and Americans conducted some of their most secret atomic experiments. Since the LRV was to carry a small nuclear reactor to provide electricity for flight systems, it is conceivable that tests would have been conducted at this isolated location.

I assume in fact they are referring to the Woomera testing range. It is half a continent away from Brisbane - over 2,000 kilometres in fact and its firing range extended in the opposite direction, towards the NW Coast of the continent. I suspect if their knowledge of aeronautical history is as good as their knowledge of geography, their story is something which was made up in someone's fervent imagination!

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Hi,

and here is some experimental flying saucer aircraft,designed by Princeton University.

http://kulturserver-nds.de/home/hubtest/medien/Neg.Nr.GUN.pdf
https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1959/1959%20-%202670.html
 

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