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.
Fiat CANSA FC.20 pre-series: 10
The FC.20 was difficult to handle and unstable in flight.