About this book
The book that started the controversy in the United States, with its remarkable insight into the dark-grey nickel-titanium (NiTi) shape-memory alloy known as nitinol and its link to the Roswell foil and the secret work carried out by the USAF after 1947 into nitinol and other titanium-based shape-memory alloys, is now fully revised and expanded. This edition contains the latest information on nitinol's physical properties and history, including a new chapter that looks at alternative materials and explains how likely it is that these materials could be used to explain the Roswell foil.
Was the Roswell foil nitinol or some NiTi-X variant (where X is a third element added in small quantities of around 1 to 2 per cent to help enhance certain engineering properties)? Can we assume the USAF did not work on shape-memory alloys in the late 1940s? And was it before July 1947, or after 1947? Could it, or any other entity in the world, have created nitinol or any other tough and temperature-resistant titanium-based shape-memory alloy in 1947 and in quantities sufficient to build a large weather balloon or aircraft to carry passengers and pilots? And what exactly did crash in July 1947 that prompted the USAF to keep quiet about the shape-memory foil and the "victims" found on a local rancher's property?
Today we know NiTi and other variants of this dark-greyish shape-memory alloy was the subject of intense interest at Phillip Laboratories (part of the USAF) and Wright-Patterson AFB after July 1947. The presence of significant amounts of titanium to help with the toughness and high-temperature resistance properties of the Roswell foil had also changed the Pentagon's view on titanium and titanium-based alloys after 1947. In fact (yes we have documents from the US Department of Defence released under US FoI to support this situation), the Pentagon did not have the technology to manufacture this particular shape-memory alloy in 1947 to any degree of purity (as needed to reveal the shape-memory property) and quantity (as needed to build a large flying object) until the 1950s (when the USAF decided to secretly build a couple of aircraft with this dark-greyish alloy).
Therefore, this brings us to the question of the object itself. In other words, what exactly did crash in early July 1947 on a rancher's property in New Mexico? Was it really a weather balloon requiring such tough and extremely expensive materials to be built? And who were the "victims" that were recovered for which the USAF remains so keen to use dummies as the preferred explanation?
You be the judge as the book explores the latest history behind the Roswell case and further scientific insights into the mysterious shape-memory foil found by witnesses, all in an easy-to-read book.
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