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The Italian Navy took on the design of the successful Sopwith Baby to fill a gap in naval aircraft, but only four were completed by Ansaldo in 1917 and the other 96 of the batch were not delivered until 1918. While the Baby was a nice design in its day, it was outclassed by 1918, and most of them were relegated to training duties and left unarmed. They differed from the standard Baby in the use of the 120hp Le Rhône engine inside a full cowl with large ventilation cutouts on its bottom side.[1]

Ansaldo Baby
Role Seaplane trainer
Manufacturer Ansaldo
First flight 1917
Introduction 1918
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built 100
Engine 120hp Le Rhône 9J rotary

For more information, see Wikipedia:Sopwith Baby.

Timeline

 

Game Data

Wings of Glory

Preliminary Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
18Q1-18Q4 K - 12 8 6

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale

Resources

Orthographic Top Views

References

Citations
  1. Owers, pp.24-26.
  • Colin A. Owers, "Sopwith Baby". Windsock International, Vol. 5, No. 2, Summer 1989, pp.24-26. UK: Albatros Publications, Ltd.