In the mid-1930s, Caproni engineers developed a high-speed reconnaissance aircraft for the Royal Italian Air Force.
The aircraft, named Ca.127,was built on the basis of the Ca.97 transport aircraft and was a highly mixed aircraft equipped with a 750 hp Isotta Fraschini XIIR engine.
The scout was not badly armed – one 7.7 mm synchronized machine gun was installed in front, as well as there were four fire defensive units with the same machine guns – from below, from above and on the sides of the fuselage.
The cockpit housed a radio transmitter and a camera.
During the tests it became clear that the aircraft’s flight characteristics do not allow it to perform its tasks effectively. As a result, the project was closed.
Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930-1945-Jonathan Thompson
Aeroplani Caproni: Gianni Caproni and His Aircraft, 1910-1983–Rosario Abate, Gregory Alegi, Giorgio Apostolo