Ansaldo A.300

Specifications

1st Flight 1919

Crew: two, pilot and observer

Length: 8.75 m (28 ft 9 in)

Wingspan: 11.24 m (36 ft 11 in)

Height: 2.97 m (9 ft 9 in)

Wing area: 39.5 m2 (425 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,200 kg (2,650 lb)

Gross weight: 1,700 kg (3,750 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A.12bis piston engine , 170 kW (230 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 200 km/h (120 mph, 100 kn)

Endurance: 3 hours 30 minutes

Service ceiling: 5,500 m (18,000 ft)

Rate of climb: 2.5 m/s (490 ft/min)

Armament

2 × fixed, forward-firing .303 Vickers machine guns

1 × flexible .303 Vickers machine gun for observer

Variants

A.300/2- initial production version

A.300/3 – three-seat version, also exported to Spain, Belgium, and Poland

A.300/4 – definitive production version with improved cooling

A.300/5 – prototype with Lorraine engine

A.300/6 – improved A.300/4, also in service

A.300C – Four passenger airliner. Several built 1921-26 and operated by the Belgian airline SNETA, French airlines SABENA and 1925 operated by the Romanian airlines SNNA, as regular flights with 5 aircraft.

A.300T – Eight passenger airliner. At least one built 1921.

A.400 – prototype

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