USAF Project 1794 Flying Saucer Plans

October 7th, 2012

These are cutaway sketches of a 1950s design proposal for the USAF’s Project 1794. The purpose of this project was to build a supersonic flying saucer. According to documents alongside the project, the saucer was supposed to reach a top speed of “between Mach 3 and Mach 4, a ceiling of over 100,000 ft. and a maximum range with allowances of about 1,000 nautical miles”.

The cost of building the prototype was estimated at $3,168,000, but the military pulled the plug in 1960 after the saucer was unable to meet desired expectations.

Via Wired

Posted by on 10/7/12 in 1950s, Design

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  1. mike says:

    interesting considering the air force’s convoluted position on the actual phenomenon during those years and onward.

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