Somehow escaping the attention of the mainstream, Russia has begun building production facilities under an aerial research and development company in the hopes of harboring a new age of incredibly powerful, fast, energy efficient, and stable vehicles. Current projections of what the vehicles will be capable of are staggering, but even more incredible is the similarities these vehicles share with commonly reported unidentified flying objects. And many analysts are saying this is no mere coincidence.
It’s no new concept for aerospace engineers to be interested in the technical aspects of close encounters of an unexplained or fantastic nature. In fact, rumors have been circulating for years that not only governments, but private development firms are very interested in the technical side of how these vehicles work, how they maneuver, and how they could possibly be used to revolutionize outdated methods of aerial propulsion. And now one firm in Russia’s Ulianovsk Region in Volga have gotten approval from the government to begin production of facilities to build recently developed helicopter/aerostat hybrids that are being described by experts worldwide as essentially “flying saucers,” and “the stuff science fiction is made of.” The principles behind the vehicle, being built under the official title of “aerostatic thermoballasted vehicle,” or “Locomoskayner” make its potential carrying capacity, fuel efficiency, and speed a far greater combination than anything we currently have. Mixed with stealth technology, it seems UFO reports will soon have another “official” explanation. First spotted at the MAKS-2009 air show, most often remembered for the tragic death of pilot Igor Tkachenko when he crashed his Su-27 into another vehicle, the vehicle hopes to one day harbor in a safer and more profitable way of traveling the skies.
The projected potential for future models of Locomoskayners will, according to LocomoSky, be able to have a cargo capacity of 600 metric tons, and be able to carry an entire small town with it efficiently up to 11,000 people. The vehicle, since it is propelled by similar principles to a helicopter, will be able to take off vertically and perform incredible maneuvers at speeds of 63 miles an hour with peak fuel efficiency making it perfect for urban travel. Five of these vehicles could essentially carry a sold out football game crowd along with the players on the field without problem, assuming the crowd was around 50,000 people.
Of course the prototype is far smaller, and is just a hair short of 25 feet in diameter. It can carry approximately 45 lbs of cargo. Of course using the same principles in this prototype, production could easily begin on far larger models that could render current airliners a thing of the past. In addition, the vehicles are said to be safer and will be able to land on any flat surface without the need for special ground based facilities and coordinators. It is projected that this technology will indeed revolutionize the world of travel. But what about the uncanny resemblance to a flying saucer? Long before the principles suspected to be perfect for flight were known, flying saucers started appearing to people with no previous knowledge of aerospace engineering. Were they a prototype that has been around for years? Or is LocomoSky collaborating with more than its local scientists?