Thursday, February 19, 2015
Originally designed as a reconnaissance aircraft the Fiat CANSA FC.20 was made into an interceptor and ground attack aircraft.
The FC.20 was a mid-wing monoplane that had an all metal structure and a composite cover.
Two of the FC.20's prototypes were completed in 1940. One was a ground attack aircraft and the other reconnaissance. A 37 mm cannon was installed in the ground attack aircraft but it failed to live up to expectations. It was then decided to make the FC.20 an interceptor.
The FC.20 was difficult to handle and unstable in flight.