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Military Saucer Project / 1959-1962

Some images from a military Flying Saucer project from the year 1959-1962.

 

Between 1959 and 1962, the Army agree to help fund ongoing testing of this "Flying Saucer". At that time the
U.S. military had to type-classification for aircushion vehicles, and this became known simply as the G.-EM.

The "Flyling Saucer" was constructed of steel tubing and aluminum ribs and covered with fabric.  It was 20 feet
in diameter.  The aircushion was created by a main vertical-lift engine which drove a horizontally-mounted four-
bladed wooden propeller.  The propeller drove air downward through a 19 foot nozzle in the saucer's bottom to
create a peripheral air curtain. 

A smaller engine and propeller in the horizontal tailfin provided forward propulsion.


Though never produced by the Army, the craft provided a wealth of information about the mechanics of air-

cushioned flight.

 

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Above: Pictures of the "G.-EM 2" of the Saucer Project of the US-Army.




MORE:

Above: The Saucer-Project with a slightly different design.




                                 Picture: The "G.-EM 3"-version of the US-Army Saucer Project above.


 

Early manmade Flying Saucer Model / Flight (1950)



Air News - Flying Saucer Plane Aka Sport Plane (1953)
More Infos about this Project - CLICK HERE!



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These pictures are from the "G.-EM 1"-version of the "Saucer-Project" above.




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