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Flight into the future – For many years aircraft designers have thought and dreamt of the disc wing is the solution to many of the problems connected with supersonic flight. It now looks as though these ideas will soon be put into practice and we shall see 'flying saucers' of the type illustrated below whirling through the sky. It is said that Avro Canada are forging ahead with this project and have designed the 'saucer' to attain the speed of 1,500 m.p.h. and to take off vertically much in the same way as a helicopter.

The Wonder Book of Science (1960)

 

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