This Italian aeronautical technician claimed modern "flying saucers" are the Anglo-Canadian development of very advanced German projects, namely the circular unmanned crafts "Feuerball" and "Kugelblitz". Both of them were in the prototype stage and maybe they were even flown-tested just at the end of the war. Vesco and his impressive documentation have been often used by many later authors in order to try to substantiate their empty claims.
|The very first book of Renato
Vesco was published in 1968, but the original manuscript was ready since
1956. Because of job engagements he stopped its publication and went on
collecting more material. So he had enough material to write three large
The first one had a Spanish edition and two in US (1971, Grove and 1974, Zebra), soon becoming a reference work for most but all the authors and researchers writing about the highly controversial subject of German "flying saucers". In 1994, the book was nearly fully reprinted within a book edited by D.Childress "Man-Made UFOs 1944-1994".
|Here it is the second Vesco book.
The author was born in Arona in 1924. He dyed in November 1999 in Genoa, the town where he had been living for many years. Since some years he was writing a new manuscript to publish a fourth "ultimate" book.
The huge archive of Vesco has been retrieved safely and now preserved from destruction. The inventory should allow to find and evaluate some of the original sources used by the author.
|The third book by Renato Vesco is a thick 553-page volume
loaded with a real wealth of info. On the ground of some late war German
projects (including the Norvegian-based development of the original Belluzzo's
blueprints and the German atom bomb project) and post-war British breakthroughs
in aeronautics and astronautics, he pointed out a fascinating but hard-to-believe
British spaceships had been built after blueprints and technology captured in Germany and flown since 1947. In 1951 they landed on the Moon and in 1954 they reached Mars. Though these claims look quite unlikely and unsubstantiated, most of the evidence and sources offered by Vesco lead to some interesting considerations about German secret technology and some late '40s and '50s UFO sightings.
|Following the Canadian AVRO
CAR project rumours, many magazines of the early '50s published news about
soon-to-come man-made "flying saucers".
Vesco found in these rumours more background for his theory.
|Just following the fast diffusion of the "flying saucer" concept as the ultimate high-performance aircraft or spacecraft, many lonely inventors and government-funded projects started to develop drawings or - less often - early prototypes of circular machines.||Other sketches of wanna-be man-made flying saucers. Besides the official AVRO project, there were tens of inventors with plans of fantastic flying machines, often related to revolutionary discoveries with anti-gravity.|
|The concept of the "man-made flying saucer" was really exciting and even welcome in an era of fast technological advancements. The wonders of science and technology of the atomic age could well explain even a dream-machine like the flying saucer.||The well-known aviation magazine "Flying" devoted some space to the idea of a circular aircraft as the ultimate air weapon.|