Project 1794: Plans for an Air Force flying saucer (images)
Recently declassified U.S. National Archives images confirm that the Air Force once hired Canada's Avro Aircraft to build a flying saucer. The project never quite got off the ground, it would seem.
This declassified cover image from a 1956 document titled "Project 1794, Final Development Summary Report" shows an artist's concept of U.S. Air Force plans for a flying saucer. Built by Canada's Avro Aircraft, the saucer was supposed to fly at speeds of up to Mach 4. But apparently, it barely got off the ground.
Avro had built the controversial Arrow supersonic interceptor, which was abruptly cancelled in 1959. Project 1794, the plan to build a flying saucer for the U.S. Air Force, never got beyond the testing phase.