Ansaldo A.1 Balilla

Specifications

1st Flight 1917

Crew: one pilot

Length: 6.84 m (22 ft 5 in)

Wingspan: 7.68 m (25 ft 2 in)

Height: 2.53 m (8 ft 4 in)

Wing area: 21.2 m2 (228 sq ft)

Empty weight: 640 kg (1,410 lb)

Gross weight: 885 kg (1,950 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × SPA 6A piston engine , 164 kW (220 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 220 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn)

Range: 660 km (410 mi, 360 nmi)

Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)

Rate of climb: 2.7 m/s (520 ft/min)

Armament

2 × synchronised .303 Vickers machine gun

Variants

A.1 & A.1Bis

250 built by Ansaldo and 57 were built by Poland in Lublin under licence

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