Ansaldo Baby

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Ansaldo Baby
Role Seaplane trainer
Manufacturer Ansaldo
First flight 1917
Introduction 1918
Primary user Italy
Number built 100
Developed from Sopwith Baby
Engine 120hp Le Rhône 9J rotary
Armament none [note 1]

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]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Sopwith Baby.


Game Data

Wings of Glory

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

Plane and Crew Cards

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Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Top Views


  1. Sometimes an upward-firing unsynchronized Lewis gun was added in the slot in the top wing.
  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.