- It's dereived from 'battering ram' as stated, as far as I know this got it's name because battering rams were sometimes sculpted with the heads of rams. Plus ram is a commonly used verb for a forced thrust, this may also be derived from a verb for the headbutting of sheep. --Preasure 21:53, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
- Yes, it does. Due to the V1's high speed only the fastest aircraft could expect to succeed in this; even then, the pilot had already to be in place waiting for a dumb victim to show up. Preplanning and luck played a part. Binksternet (talk) 07:27, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
- I was about to add this piece of information, but I re-read the V-1 article to be sure, and I could only find the following as an attack technique:
These included the hair-raising method of using the airflow over an interceptor's wing to raise one wing of the Doodlebug, by sliding the wingtip to within six inches (15 cm) of the lower surface of the V-1's wing. If properly executed, this manoeuvre would tip the V-1's wing up, overriding the gyros and sending the V-1 into an out-of-control dive. At least three V-1s were destroyed this way.
Prose description in general or lists of specific ramming events
I would like to see this article retain its flowing prose descriptions of the general trends of ramming peppered with specific descriptions of significant ramming attacks. I don't think that attempting to compile comprehensive lists of individual rammings for each belligerent will add much value; in fact, I think such a development of this article will help readers turn away and prevent them from finishing the whole page. Binksternet (talk) 05:20, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
Additional: first jet-fighter ramming
28 November 1973 Soviet MiG-21SM Fishbed pilot Gennadii N. Eliseev intercepted an Imperial Iranian Air Force RF-4E Phantom II in Soviet airspace. After an unsuccessful attempt at firing a AA-2 Atoll missile at the Phantom, Eliseev destroyed the Phantom by ramming it. The Phantom's crew of IIAF pilot Major Shokouhnia and USAF backseater Saunders parachuted to safety and were captured by Soviet border guards. They were released 16 days later.
http://www.silent-warriors.com/shootdown_list.html In Russian ru:Елисеев, Геннадий Николаевич —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 13:03, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
I remember reading a few accounts of tanks ramming other tanks during the second world war... I'll try to track something down and add it, but if anyone else has some info, please include it in the article Mike McGregor (Can) (talk) 22:00, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
- I have seen descriptions of a Sherman ramming a Tiger in the Operation Goodwood article, but the current tank ramming paragraph in the Ramming article cites no sources; multiple (internet) sources also claim that soviets ramming German tanks is a myth. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 21:05, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Non-military ramming with vehicles
- That aircraft was supposed to be fitted with guns—it was not designed for ramming. Binksternet (talk) 04:53, 23 May 2010 (UTC)