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Research Affiliates RAM-1 and RAM-2 ASW/assault/cargo WIGs

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RAM-1 and RAM-2
Research Affiliates, Potomac, Maryland, pro¬posed two ram-wing vehicles in the mid-1960s for naval missions such as ASW, amphibious assault, and cargo transport. RAM-1 was designed for long-range missions (up to 3000 Km) and RAM-2 for short-range missions (270 to 925 Km). Two methods were conceived for producing lift; the first was a com¬bined aerodynamic lift and ground effect machine (CAL-GEM). The second was an aerodynamically augmented air cushion vehicle. Both vehicles were to operate in and out of ground effect.

From my USSR school time I remember a children's book with murky retouched reproductions of attracting RAM-1 and RAM-2 artist's concepts. Do anyone have something on these?
 

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Aerodynamically designed amphibious vehicle Patent 1963
https://www.google.com/patents/US3193215
and
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,16956.msg168747.html#msg168747
 

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moin1900 said:
Aerodynamically designed amphibious vehicle Patent 1963
https://www.google.com/patents/US3193215
and
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,16956.msg168747.html#msg168747

That's right Mion1900,good memory.
 

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Minor historical footnote: These concepts might have influenced some Romulan designs, yes?
 

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