Technical data
Type Ansaldo A-1 Balilla
Function Fighter
Year 1920
Crew 1
Engines 1*220hp SPA
Length 6.8m
Wingspan 7.6m
Wing area 21.5m2
Empty weight 660kg
Loaded weight 913kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 42.4
Power load (kg/hp) 4.2
Speed at 0m 205km/h
Flight Endurance 2.0h
Ceiling 6000m
1000m 3.0min
2000m 6.3min
3000m 9.4min
5000m 20.7min
Fuel+Oil 113kg
Guns 2*mg

Ansaldo A-1 Balilla, Italy

14k b/w "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1,p.328

Single-seat fighter biplane with 220hp SPA engine. Plywood fuselage, tail of triangular cross-section. Main fuel tank was dropable through opening in underfuselage.

Aircraft had remarkable maneuverability.

30 were purchased in Italy.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.328;
  • Description composed by NOA Technical Bureau.
    Published by VVF, 1925
  • Links
  • Ansaldo A-1 Balilla at Torino;
  • Ansaldo A.1 Balilla in Finnish

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