Ansaldo A.1 Balilla (Windsock Datafiles 88)
By Gregory Alegi
Publisher: Albatros Productions Limited 2001 40 Pages
PDF 48 MB
Our fourth Italian DATAFILE by Gregory Alegi concentrates on the diminutive Ansaldo fighter biplane with its characteristic 'pinched' fuselage. The Balilla saw service not only in its native country but also with Polish, Latvian, Russian and Mexican air forces. Colourful examples of the A.l in three country's air forces can be found on the outer covers of this new DATAFILE, and yet again cover artist Danilo Renzulli excels. With dozens of archive photos, detailed camouflage and marking notes, 1:48 and 1:72 scale drawings by Ian Stair, all supported by close-up photos of survivors, this is another top-notch source of documentation no modeller can afford to be without.