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May 27, 1954
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C00015477 111,1W J CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY rcEPORT NO. 00 -W-32357 INFORMATION 'ROM FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROADCASTS CD NO. _- COUNTRY Ron-Orbit SUBJECT Military - Air Scientific - Aeronautics HOW PUBLISHED Newspapers WHERE PUBLISHED As Indicated DATE PUBLISHED ' 12 Dec 1953-12 Jan 1954 LANGUAGE Various DATE OF INFORMATION DATE DIST. A 7 may 195 NO. OF PAGES 2 SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION In a recent issue of ,Forces Aeriennes Francaises, a monthly periodical published by the Comite d'Etudes Aeronautiques Militaires (Study Cc=' e ma Military Aeronautics), which is headed by General P. Pay, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, an article develops the idea thet.supersonic interstellar ships powered by cosmic energy are possible. The article was written by Lieutenant Plantier of-the Ecole de 1'Air de Salon (Salon Aeronautical School). [Paris- Dakar describes the article in some detail and suggests that its acceptance by the periodical indicates that the French Air Force admits the existence of "flying saucers." The same article received coverage in the 26 November 1953 issue of tje B'irut daily newspaper L' Orient. I DESCRIBES SAUCES EXPERIMENTS -- 'Capetown, Die Landstem, 9 Jan 54 A German newspaper (not further identified] recently published an interview with George Klein, famous German engineer and aircraft expert, describing the experimental construction of "flying saucers" carried out by him from 1941 to 1945. Klein stated that be was present when, in 1945, the first piloted "fly- ing saucer" took off and reached a speed of 1,300 miles per ho! xtl;in 3 min- utes. The experiments resulted in three designs: one, designs-a by Xte the, was a disk-shaped aircraft, 135 feet in diameter, which did not rota C; another, designed by Habermohl and Schreiver, consisted of a large rotating ring, in the center of which was a round, stationary cabin for the crew. When the Soviets occupied Prague, the Germans destroyed every trace, o. .`a "flying saucer" pr^,- ect [there] and nothing more was heard of Babermohl and his assistants. Sch- reiver recently died in Bremen, where he bad been living. In Breslau, the Soviets managed to capture one of the saucers built by Miethe, who escaped to France. He W-Pportedly in the AS at present. SEE LAST PAGE FOR SUBJECT & AREA CODES 000015477 FLYING DISK PATE?IED -- Naples, 11 Giornale, 12 Jan 54 According to a Genoa newspaper (not further identified], the patent office of the Genoa. Chamber of Commerce has issued a patent for a flying disk to Scipione Mattolin, 38, a Venetian naval fitter residing in Genos. The inven- tion is patented as No 165 of Patent Register 125. The disk would cost in ex- cess o!'566 million lire; it could attain a speed of 3,000 kilometers per hour. Mattolin has offered his invention to Italy, but it has been turned down; he Intends to emigrate and offer it elsewhere. The Fee daily newspaper le Courrier du Maroc, in its 12 January 1954 issue, stated that the disk will veigh 5 tons and-take off from a tower 18 meters high. It will consist of a disk-shaped plastic wing, an aluminum central sphere, and a cockpit containing two het engineflt The Stockholm daily newspaper Stock- holms-Tidningen, on 12 January 195h, reported that Mattolin is in contact with US authorities..] LMRARY SUIJLtT a AREA COD"