Ansaldo S.V.A. 4
1918
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Ansaldo S.V.A. 4

The S.V.A.4 was the first reconnaissance fighter development of the S.V.A. to be built in substantial quantities. It did not demand an escort in performing reconnaissance missions as it could accept combat with fighters on reasonably equal terms, and break off combat at will by utilising its high speed. It was powered by a 205hp SPA 6A six-cylinder water-cooled engine, and normally carried two synchronised 7.7mm Vickers guns, although the starboard gun was sometimes removed when a reconnaissance camera was carried. The S.V.A.4 entered service with the Aviazione Militare early in 1918.


Specification 
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight975 kg2150 lb
    Empty weight701 kg1545 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan9.10 m30 ft 10 in
    Length8.10 m27 ft 7 in
    Height2.65 m9 ft 8 in
    Wing area24.20 m2260.49 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed216 km/h134 mph

Comments
Barry, 10.09.2012

So which is the S.V.A.4 the one in the photograph here, or the one in the photograph on the S.V.A.5 page?

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