Of similar configuration as the CV-11 and mixed construction, the I.A.R.12, designed by Elie Carafoli, was aerodynamically more advanced than its predecessor, even though heavier and with a lower-powered engine. 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.
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 / 23 ft 7 in
Height: 3.50 m / 11 ft 6 in
Wing area: 19.80 sq.m / 213.13 sq ft
Max. speed: 294 km/h / 183 mph