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Hitler planned flying saucer attacks

As Hitler’s armies began to suffer a series of crushing reverses in Stalingrad and North Africa, he turned to his scientists to create a super-weapon — flying saucers to bomb London and New York.

world Updated: Nov 19, 2010 00:47 IST

As Hitler’s armies began to suffer a series of crushing reverses in Stalingrad and North Africa, he turned to his scientists to create a super-weapon — flying saucers to bomb London and New York.

Weapons like the V2 rockets and the first jet fighters saw action but came too late to halt defeat. Others were so outrageously ambitious that they never got past the drawing board.

The idea of building flying saucers could have been just such a scheme. But now it is claimed that Hitler’s scientists had indeed designed this type of aircraft and a prototype may even have flown. The programme was said to have made significant breakthroughs in anti-gravity experiments, according to German science magazine PM. It quotes eyewitnesses who believe they saw a flying saucer marked with the Iron Cross flying low over the Thames in 1944.