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 this military establishment, 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 flying object of the type that crashed in the New Mexico desert? 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? The nature of the materials being so tough and able to resist high temperatures is indicating a high-speed flying object. No weather balloon from the military (secret or otherwise) or civilian world would make sense to have such highly expensive and extremely pure and tough materials used.
The USAF is certainly not keen to explain what this new type of flying object is. In fact, the military simply does not want to come clean on what actually happened and what was found. It is almost as if what was found was a new find and the USAF was not expecting to find it, but what it did find was so disturbing that it has decided to remain tight-lipped over this case to this very day.
But why can't the USAF explain what was found after all this time? What is so special about the flying object using a significant amount of tough shape-memory alloy for its outer hull and the "victims" that had presumably flown the object and died in the crash? The only way to answer this question must lie in the nature of the "victims" that were recovered by the military. There is something mysterious about the "victims" that need more clarification and an explanation by the military.
The "victims" are certainly not dummies as the USAF has led the public to believe.
To explore the latest history behind the Roswell case and further scientific insights into the mysterious shape-memory foil found by witnesses, read the latest from this book.