Ansaldo A 1 Balilla (Hunter) Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1918
Type: Biplane Fighter Aircraft
National Origin: Kingdom of Italy
Manufacturer(s): Ansaldo - Italy
Production Total: 108
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 22.47 feet (6.85 meters)
Overall Width: 25.20 feet (7.68 meters)
Overall Height: 8.30 feet (2.53 meters)
Weight (MTOW): 1,951 lb (885 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x SPA 6A water-cooled in-line engine developing 220 horsepower and driving a two-bladed propeller at the nose.
Maximum Speed: 137 mph (220 kph; 119 knots)
Service Ceiling: 16,404 feet (5,000 meters; 3.11 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 x .303 caliber Vickers machine guns synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller blades.
Global Operators / Customers
Kingdom of Italy; Poland; Imperial Russia; United States
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
A 1 Balilla - Base Production Model Designation
Balilla Racer - Modified Post-War Variant; fitted with Curtiss K-12 engine for air racing in the United States of America.