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USN RIM-116 RAM Launcher
Yet another review
Reviewed by Timothy Dike
October 2013
Developed in the 80's, the RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) is a small, lightweight, infrared homing surface-to-air missile designed to shoot down anti-ship cruiser missiles. It is becoming standard equipment on US Navy ships as well as those of the German, Greek, South Korean, Turkish, Saudi and Egyptian navies. 

Veteran Models Ha reproduced this weapons system in 1/350 scale to upgrades your warships. It is typical of Veteran Models with fine detailing and high quality casting. 

The parts are cast on resin sprue with virtually no flash and very intricate details. Two different types of bases are included to elevate the mount. The yokes are separate from the missile tubes so the mount can be posed at any angle.
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The instructions are pretty basic and they show the parts and the finished assembly. That's really all that is needed here. 

Once again Veteran delivers with a finely cast recreation to upgrade your kits with. So throw away those simplified parts that come with most plastic kits and install something that looks like the real thing. 

Veteran Model products are distributed in the US by Georgetown Hobbies and are available at the following stores. This is set #VTM35014 RIM-116 RAM launchers with four per box. It retails for about $12-13 US. A great value!