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Preserved at Italian Air Force museum of Vigna di Valle. Very fast and innovative in terms of aeronautical technology, the SVA was among the first aircraft of entirely Italian design and construction. The acronym "SVA" derives from the initials of the surnames Savoia and Verduzio, the engineers who designed it, and Ansaldo, the company that built about two thousand units starting from 1917. Mainly used in reconnaissance missions during the great war, this aircraft became legendary among pilots for having made some memorable flights; first of all the one over Vienna, on 9 August 1918, carried out by the SVA of the 87th "Serenissima" squadron under the command of Gabriele D'Annunzio. After the war, thanks to the strong determination of the pilots and the scrupulous preparation of the companies, two SVAs went from Rome to Tokyo in an exceptional flight of 18,000 km, while the one piloted by the Antonio Locatelli Gold Medal crossed the Andes on a solitary flight. The aircraft on display, which belonged to Major Giordano Bruno Granzarolo, is one of those who flew over Vienna in 1918 by throwing leaflets inviting Austria to surrender.

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Preserved at Italian Air Force museum of Vigna di Valle. Very fast and innovative in terms of aeronautical technology, the SVA was among the first aircraft of entirely Italian design and construction. The acronym "SVA" derives from the initials of the surnames Savoia and Verduzio, the engineers who designed it, and Ansaldo, the company that built about two thousand units starting from 1917. Mainly used in reconnaissance missions during the great war, this aircraft became legendary among pilots for having made some memorable flights; first of all the one over Vienna, on 9 August 1918, carried out by the SVA of the 87th "Serenissima" squadron under the command of Gabriele D'Annunzio. After the war, thanks to the strong determination of the pilots and the scrupulous preparation of the companies, two SVAs went from Rome to Tokyo in an exceptional flight of 18,000 km, while the one piloted by the Antonio Locatelli Gold Medal crossed the Andes on a solitary flight. The aircraft on display, which belonged to Major Giordano Bruno Granzarolo, is one of those who flew over Vienna in 1918 by throwing leaflets inviting Austria to surrender.

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