Authentic hand-aged art print reproduction of Project Silver Bug schematics released by the US Government in 2015 as part of a Freedom of Information action. Officially the Silver Bug project failed to take off but many researchers believe that the undertaking was continued in secret and the derivatives of this aircraft may still be responsible for some of the UFO sightings report to this day.
- Hand Redesigned and Finished
- Dispatches from United Kingdom
- Size: Pretrimmed A4 / A3
- Height: 20 centimetres
- Width: 28.8 centimetres
- Dated Art Print Quality Paper
- Materials: Art paper, inks, graphite, colour dyes & natural organics.
- Frame not included
PROJECT SILVER BUG
Originally classified as TOP SECRET, the Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar was a VTOL aircraft developed by Avro Canada as part of a secret U.S. military project carried out in the early years of the Cold War. The Avrocar intended to exploit the Coandă effect to provide lift and thrust from a single “turborotor” blowing exhaust out of the rim of the disk-shaped aircraft. In the air, it would have resembled a flying saucer.Through the history of the program, the project was referred to by a number of different names. Avro referred to the efforts as Project Y, with individual vehicles known as Spade and Omega. Project Y-2 was later funded by the U.S. Air Force, who referred to it as WS-606A, Project 1794 and Project Silver Bug. When the U.S. Army joined the efforts it took on its final name “Avrocar”, and the designation “VZ-9”, part of the U.S. Army’s VTOL projects in the VZ series.