Ansaldo SVA 5

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Ansaldo S.V.A.5
Ansaldo S.V.A.5.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Ansaldo
Designer Savoja & Verduzio
First flight 19 Mar 1917 [1][2]
Introduction 9 Oct 1917 [3] to Feb 1918[4][5]
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built hundreds
Developed from Ansaldo SVA
Variants Ansaldo SVA 10
Wingspan 9.1 m (29 ft 10 in)[6][7] - 9.45 m (31 ft) [8]
Engine 234hp SPA6A inline[7]
Armament 2×fixed, sync. Vickers
91 kg (200 lb)[8] of bombs
Crew 1
Max Speed 219 km/h (136 mph)[8] - 230 km/h (143 mph) [9][10][6][7]
Climb 3,280 ft (1,000 m) in 2:40[7]
6,560 ft (2,000 m) in 6:00[7]
2,500 m (8,200 ft) in 5:15[9]
10,000 ft (3,000 m) in 8:00[7]-10:00[8][7]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 12:50[7]
5,500 m (18,000 ft) in 18:30 [9]
20,000 ft (6,100 m) in 25:00[7]-28:00[8]
Ceiling 6,000 m (19,700 ft)[10] - 22,000 ft (6,700 m)[8][6]
Range 1,000 km (620 mi) [8]
Endurance 3:00[7] - 4:00[10] to 6:00[6][2]

The Ansaldo S.V.A. 5 was the single-seat reconnaissance version of the Ansaldo S.V.A., armed with twin Vickers machine guns, racks for three 162mm bombs, two cameras, and provision for radio. It was one of the more common SVA variants, with hundreds built, though getting an exact count has proven difficult, but a good guess might be 200 to 600 planes during the war.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Ansaldo SVA.

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Citations
  1. Alegi, p.3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Angelucci, p.95.
  3. Alegi, p.4.
  4. Lamberton, p.162.
  5. Cattaneo'66, p.6.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Angelucci, p.86.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 Cattaneo'66, p.10.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Lamberton, pp.226-227.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Alegi, p.36.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Munson, p.48.
Bibliography
  • Gregory Alegi, Windsock Datafile 40: Ansaldo SVA 5. Great Britain, Albatros Publications Ltd., 1993. ISBN 0-948414-50-2
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Gianni Cattaneo, Profile Publications 61: The S.V.A. (Ansaldo) Scouts. Great Britain: Profile Publications, Ltd., 1966.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711