Ansaldo was one of Italy's oldest and most important engineering companies, existing for 140 years from 1853 to 1993. t was founded in 1853 as Gio. Ansaldo & C. S.A.S. by renowned players in the Genoese business world, such as Giovanni Ansaldo, Raffaele Rubattino, Giacomo Filippo Penco and Carlo Bombrini. Until the end of the 19th century, the company focused on manufacturing and repairing railway components, quickly becoming a 10,000-worker company with seven factories, and starting to expand into sectors such as shipbuilding and mechanical works in general. In 1904, Ansaldo was bought by Ferdinando Maria Perrone who, along with his sons Mario and Pio, bound the name of the Perrone family to the history of the company.
Ansaldo produced aircraft from 1917 to 1924, including the SVA series and others developed from Dewoitine designs.
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Italy's first all-Italian aircraft, and the fastest of WW1 photographed at the Italian Air Force Mus...