I.A.R. 12
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I.A.R. 12

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 I.A.R.13.

I.A.R. 12A three-view drawing (1278 x 914)

    Take-off weight1540 kg3395 lb
    Empty weight1150 kg2535 lb
    Wingspan11.70 m38 ft 5 in
    Length7.20 m24 ft 7 in
    Height3.50 m12 ft 6 in
    Wing area19.80 m2213.13 sq ft
    Max. speed294 km/h183 mph

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