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Date: 04/01/08 01:42 PM

40 Responses to The VZ-9 AV Avrocar

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18950 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 1:45 pm
    Link: The VZ-9 AV Avrocar - A Canadian aircraft developed by Avro Aircraft as part of a secret US military project made in the late `50s.
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    mrlenderful Male 30-39
    12 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    If I made a piece of poo like that, I`d keep it a secret too.
  3. Profile photo of YamiGigaPhil
    YamiGigaPhil Male 18-29
    149 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 1:51 pm
    I love the pilots flying skills.
    Why he could dodge a heat seeking missile any day.
    *rolleyes* Bunch of crap.
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    Standards Male 18-29
    564 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 1:52 pm
    Cough, cough, ALIEN
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    bluethen Male 13-17
    616 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    Uh, I think I heard of it mentioned, but the project failed because it can only raise up to only a few feet, and was very difficult to manuever.
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    django7 Male 18-29
    59 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 2:01 pm
    It looks like it`s constantly going to crash. Hilarious failure!
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    Devin88 Male 18-29
    789 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 2:05 pm
    We could add it to the three tanks and five copters we have!
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    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 2:19 pm
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    haha soz hav 2 laff its tru tho
    england aint much better lol
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    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
    954 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 2:24 pm
    lol devin xD
  10. Profile photo of cargasm
    cargasm Male 18-29
    340 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    ya ive heard of that before.. cool idea.. but u cant get any realy hieght its to unstable
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    Grifo Male 30-39
    48 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 2:32 pm
    This will only make the enemys lough to death!
  12. Profile photo of Rufifi
    Rufifi Male 13-17
    480 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 2:44 pm
    you may laugh now, but you`ll see... yes... the Canadians will rule the world!
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    misstakenID Female 18-29
    98 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 3:00 pm
    ALIENS!!!!!!!!
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3369 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 3:01 pm
    Hang on a second!

    Why develop a saucer shaped aircraft...unless your reverse engeering it from a crashed flying saucer?

    Seriously though..whats the point?

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    Camelnoise Male 18-29
    260 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    FAKE. Aliens wouldnt just give us a video of their aircraft.
  16. Profile photo of Moenkie
    Moenkie Male 18-29
    312 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 3:08 pm
    So where did we get this footage from?
  17. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 3:10 pm
    i kept thinking the music would go All your base are belong to us...
  18. Profile photo of Camelnoise
    Camelnoise Male 18-29
    260 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 3:12 pm
    Moenkie,

    Its fake..you can see the pixels

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    staberind Female 18-29
    731 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 3:23 pm
    Nice Choon, pass the Glowstix, wtf was in those pills man, its a fly-erm... scuttleing metal doughnut..... baaaad triiip.
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    OFFLINEX Male 18-29
    4 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 3:25 pm
    This project was scrapped before major computer advances, I bet if they picked it up now with the computer power we have they could make it. But there wouldn`t really be a point to it, since its does the same thing as a helicopter.
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 3:39 pm
    IT`S LOOKS PRETTY ADVANCED...
  22. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    >We could add it to the three tanks
    >and five copters we have!

    Huh. I`ll be damned. As an American I keep more firepower than that in my garage - just in case the commies get out of hand, or terrorists try to jump in the middle of my sh¡t or something.

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    JarvisKnot Male 18-29
    268 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 4:49 pm
    Fine, canadians can create our hovercraft but we still get to start the wars.
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    Grossen Male 18-29
    455 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 5:20 pm
    Failed experiment, and absolutely not fake. I saw it on the History Channel, and despite the efficacy of their explanation, I can`t for the life of me see why we`d ever need one. Especially in this day and age.
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    ParanoiDroid Female 13-17
    44 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 6:12 pm
    UFO anyone?
  26. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 6:32 pm
    So I can blame the Aliens for all of the Anal Probing? Man, I am starting to develop a callous.
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    cybercow Male 30-39
    106 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    This was just a prototype.

    The idea was to have about 8 turbofan engines eventually, and then this thing would be able quickly vector in any direction.

    One of the plans called for a large circular blade around the circumference. The idea being that once it was fast and manouverable enough, it could zip up to a bomber airplane, and using its saw, cut the enemy plane in half before the enemy knew what hit them.

    Of course, the backup plan was the enemy would see it, and die laughing.

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    richoricho Male 40-49
    1036 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    Music wasn`t from the 50`s. Would have been interesting to hear the original dialogue?
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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
    2113 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    fail
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    Nightshifter Male 18-29
    513 posts
    April 1, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I bet this was supposed to be cleared from existence the same way Avro`s Arrow was.
    As a Canadian, the Avro Arrow story is one thing that really pisses me off. :(

    Boo-urns!!

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    necros Male 18-29
    453 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 6:17 am
    This was on bbc4 the other day, it turns out the american government bought the technology and then buried it, and yea its more like a hovercraft but still some aspects are thought to have been used in further U.s government projects. although what i have no idea >_< hoovers? hand dryers? hair dryers?
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    lemurs366 Female 18-29
    385 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 9:01 am
    shuut dissing the original Avro guys!! my grandfather helped make it. and actually, the only reason it was scrapped was because it was so different looking from all other plans, and no one liked the change.
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    lemurs366 Female 18-29
    385 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 9:03 am
    *note, I`m talking about the Avro Arrow, the plane, not that thing, which is still pretty cool
  34. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 11:02 am
    Avro Arrow was different - it was ahead of it`s time and blazed a trail for all the supersonic fighters that followed. That was win, this saucer was fail. It was based on the idea that the huge numbers of "UFO" sightings from the `40`s and `50`s had some truth to them and the Nazis (seriously) had developed a secret flying saucer that could out-perform a conventional airplane. All B.S, of course, but somebody had to go through the motions of experimenting with the saucer-shaped aircraft.
  35. Profile photo of Natzz-
    Natzz- Female 13-17
    158 posts
    April 2, 2008 at 3:55 pm
    yep, the US government bought all the rights to this project & then afterwards nothing was ever heard of it again...suspicious..
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    Novem006 Female 18-29
    700 posts
    April 3, 2008 at 12:23 am
    ufo anyone?
  37. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    April 3, 2008 at 10:19 am
    >afterwards nothing was ever heard of it

    I wouldn`t say that. You can see elements of the Arrow in every US supersonic fighter plane built afterwards.

  38. Profile photo of angelicamber
    angelicamber Female 18-29
    1572 posts
    April 4, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    ALIENNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!
  39. Profile photo of jessika17
    jessika17 Female 13-17
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    September 22, 2008 at 4:08 am
    hi,
    i really like that techno poo. does anyone know what`s the music playing?
  40. Profile photo of Filipenis
    Filipenis Male 13-17
    20 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 8:23 am
    Looks like two plates taped together, it looks like a peice of poo.

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