United States Air Force Flying Saucer!
Pictured above is an experimental aircraft built by the USAF in 1956-57 known as “Project 1794”. It was built by the Canadian company Avro Aircraft, LTD. It was tested in Malton, Ontario. The test version was subsonic, but a Mach 4 version was on the drawing table.
However, the aircraft proved unstable and possess too little power to maintain lift. One individual who claims to have seen the test, stated:
It was like a dropped plate trying to spin on its edge, almost completely out of control. Later in free flight it could only fly a few feet off the ground and had trouble flying across ditches.
The project was apparently abandoned after these unsuccessful tests. But one wonders why the USAF had a craft built that so closely resembled the “flying saucer” reports of the period. This story came to light to do recently declassified USAF records.