Reviews - What do customers think about Hitler's Flying Saucers: A Guide to German Flying Discs of the Second World War?
Facts in abundance! Nov 5, 2007
In this book, there are NO leaps of faith, wild theories, unsupported opinions, or mystical crap. This is solid well documented facts. The supporting documents are printed in the book for all to see! Now that this book (and a few others in German); the US, England, and Russia should just go ahead and "open up the real books. This is the Real UFO story, quite real and not so unidentified after all. Secrets never remain secret for long, the time has come to "come clean" and move foward. Highly Highly Recommended!!!!!!!!!!!
Ripoff of Ernst Zundel's book Sep 13, 2007
Ripoff of Ernst Zundel's book: "UFOs: Secret Weapon of the Luftwaffe?". Spotty information, and no info of the STEALTH fighter plane in the Smithsonian museum. IN his defense, there just isn't too much info on the subject available.
First rate research piece Sep 7, 2007
This work filled a much needed void in the area of UFO research. The existence of flying disc prototypes and other high tech aircraft in the arsenal in the Reich has always been a subject of debate. Is it possible that UFO sightings in the last century are connected to this research?
Mr. Stevens presents a well documented case for the theory that UFO sightings may have a basis in human, and not extraterrestrial, technology. The airframe and propulsion designs are covered in great detail. He also goes into great detail discussing post-war research by other governments.
The discussion of alternative energy propulsion systems is also intriguing.
A valuable addition to any UFO library or history buff's collection.
Why not man-made flying saucers? Jan 30, 2007
The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC has in its collection an aircraft that is unique even beyond the so-called normal specialties of this famed treasure house of aviation artifacts. The Horten Ho-IX (often erroneously called Gotha Go 229 or even Ho 229 due to the identity of the chosen manufacturer of the aircraft; that being different than its designer) was a late-World War II prototype flying wing fighter/bomber, designed by Reimar and Walter Horten and built by Gothaer Waggonfabrik.
This flight-test version was nearing completion at the end of the Second World War. A team of aircraft intelligence experts brought the craft back to the United States where it was determined that some 15,000 man-hours of work would be needed to bring the craft to flying capability.
...to flying capability. Note that no one said the design would not work.
Move forward a few years to the Northrup YB-35 and YB-49 developmental flying wing bombers of the late 1940s and early 1950s, then leap ahead to the Northrup B-2 Spirit. This flying wing stealth bomber is simply a larger (admittedly more sophisticated) limited mass-production version of the 1945 Horten craft.
It is clear that the lead in jet aircraft in the Second World War by the Germans was likely not a fluke. Many other progarms were underway in all asepcts of military avionics and weapons resarrch and development. Thus, one must conjecture: is it possible that - amidst the R&D programs that spawned operational jet fightsers and bombers, infra-red fuses, cruise and ballistic missiles - a program was successful in harnessing unusual (but not impossible) technolgies for powering saucer-shaped aircraft?
Author Henry Stevens claims this to be the case and provides an enormous amount of information to validate his conclusion in Hitler's Flying Saucers: A Guide to German Flying Discs of the Second World War.
Stevens begins with a detailed investigation of the rumors and facts surrounding a multitude of incidents late in the Second World War in which Allied aircraft were approached by devices that were clearly unfamiliar to conventional aviations paradigms. While beginning from a "where there is smoke, there is fire," the author then begins to lay out his hypothesis with information relating to power plant development from the admitedly obscure and esoteric position of a agriculturalist interested in the potential as a power source of swirling water. This is followed with an analysis of the mutliple saucer design projects extant in Germany during the Second World War that ranged from small anti-aircraft weapons to manned versions that would supplant the already highly advanced jet aircraft designs like the Ju-287, He162, Ar-234 and Me-163!
Nor is this volume limited to mere narrative text. It also contains numerous images of documents, design plans and photographs that compell the reader to suspend his/her reliance on the implied truth and step into a bold and invigorating discourse on what is possible!
Henry Stevens should be commended for his efforts to present this information to the general public.
You've got to be kidding... May 20, 2006
Yeah, you'll need an open mind to absorb all the crap in this book. An absolute waste of time. Real history is far more interesting than the delusions of an insane mind. But good for a laugh or two.