Royal Aircraft Factory A.E.3 Ram “What if”

For those of you who follow Defence of the Realm you may have recently seen my article on the A.E.3 Ram project intended to develop a “contact fighter” for use in supporting the infantry. Essentially this was a precursor to the modern day close air support aircraft. The resulting aircraft suffered from a number of technical problems which meant it never entered production.

You can read the full article by clicking here.


 

A.E.3 Ram II prototype.

Royal Aircraft Factory A.E.3 Farnborough Ram Royal Flying Corps

What if…Belgium acquired the aircraft. Here it is in the markings of 2 Escadrille.

Royal Aircraft Factory A.E.3 Farnborough Ram Belgium 2 escadrille.jpg

What if…The “White Russians” used the type during the Russian Civil War in 1919.

Royal Aircraft Factory A.E.3 Farnborough Ram Russian Imperial Air Force

 

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Author: Tony Wilkins

When Man entered the atomic age, he opened a door into a new world. What we’ll eventually find in that new world, nobody can predict.

7 thoughts on “Royal Aircraft Factory A.E.3 Ram “What if””

      1. I did complete it but it was coming to the end of my time in the ATC and it was only valid within the corps so I can’t go rent a glider. I wasn’t a natural pilot despite my love of aircraft, sadly.

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