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.
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A.E.3 Ram II prototype.
What if…Belgium acquired the aircraft. Here it is in the markings of 2 Escadrille.
What if…The “White Russians” used the type during the Russian Civil War in 1919.