Info wanted on German 'flying saucer'

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Robert Hurst
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Info wanted on German 'flying saucer'

Post by Robert Hurst » 03 Jan 2004 11:08

Hi

While I was looking through an old aviation magazine I came across the following photo of what was captioned as a German 'Flying Saucer'.

I would be most grateful if anyone can supply me with any info about this machine.

Reards

Bob
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A.S.6 V1 (Arthur Sack Modell Nr.6)

Post by Kephra » 03 Jan 2004 11:56

Nice picture of A.S.6 V1 (Arthur Sack Modell Nr.6 Versuchsmuster 1).

More info (in German):http://www.reichsflugscheiben.de/sack.htm
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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 03 Jan 2004 15:45

The USAAF had a similar aircrafts (which I'm aparently incapable of finding good photos of on the Internet...)

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Post by Kephra » 04 Jan 2004 09:42

Could it be the Navy Flounder V-173 you speak about ?

http://www.reichsflugscheiben.de/o_worte.htm

(the yellow plane down the page...)

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Post by Cantankerous » 25 Dec 2020 16:29

Kephra wrote:
04 Jan 2004 09:42
Could it be the Navy Flounder V-173 you speak about ?

http://www.reichsflugscheiben.de/o_worte.htm

(the yellow plane down the page...)
Yes, but the V-173 was merely a technology demonstrator for the Vought F5U STOL fighter, which never flew beyond just a few hops during taxi tests. Why didn't Arthur Sack place the engines for the AS-6 on the sides of the wing as in the V-173 and F5U?

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