Owing much to experience gained with the CV-11,
being of similar configuration and mixed construction,
the I.A.R.12, designed by Elie Carafoli, was aerodynamically
more advanced than its predecessor. It
was heavier and had a lower-powered engine, however.
Flown for the first time in 1932, the I.A.R.12 had a
mixed structure of duralumin and Romanian pine. The
fuselage was covered by light alloy panels forward and
fabric aft of the cockpit, the wings being fabric skinned.
The engine was a 450hp Lorraine 12Eb of W type, and
armament consisted of two 7.7mm Vickers machine
guns. Only one prototype of the I.A.R.12 was built, development
continuing with an improved model, the
|A three-view drawing (1278 x 914)|
| Take-off weight||1540 kg||3395 lb|
| Empty weight||1150 kg||2535 lb|
| Wingspan||11.70 m||38 ft 5 in|
| Length||7.20 m||24 ft 7 in|
| Height||3.50 m||12 ft 6 in|
| Wing area||19.80 m2||213.13 sq ft|
| Max. speed||294 km/h||183 mph|
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