Friday, January 22, 2010

Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby

flyjetReady for a real flying machine, Maverick & Goose (Top Gun)?

Secret documents, declassified since 1997, reveal development of a USAF "forty-foot 'flying saucer' designed to rain nuclear destruction on the Soviet Union from 300 miles in space." The American saucer was called the Lenticular Reentry Vehicle (LRV).

The project was managed out of Wright-Patterson AFB, utilizing German engineers who had worked on WWII German rocket planes and flying disc technology.flyjet

The unique craft would have landed much like a space shuttle, re-entering the atmosphere and gliding to a landing on a dry lake, utilizing skids, instead of heavier wheeled landing gear.

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