Thursday, November 24, 2005

Avrocar! Saucer Secrets From The Past

It’s been said there are only two phases to any large military initiative; too early to tell and too late to stop. This was never truer than at the height of the cold war in the 1950s, as America and the USSR were locked in a lethal game of oneupmanship.
It was in this perverse environment of loathing and paranoia that a small group of Canadian scientists began to design and build a flying saucer for the American military.
Lead by Chief Designer John Frost, the Special Projects Group operated under an umbrella of secrecy at aviation giant A.V. Roe Canada. Inspired by reports of strange shapes in the sky, Frost was driven to pursue a radical new idea, a circular wing aircraft with performance characteristics superior to anything else in the sky. It was this promise of vertical take off and landing, blinding speed , and evasive aerobatics that first attracted the US Air Force and US Army.
What followed was an eight year foller coaster ride of innovation and folly as millions of US and Canadian dollars were poured into a project that inspired both awe and ridicule.
AVROCAR! Saucer Secrets From the Past is a thought-provoking, educational, and entertaining documentary.


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