PHÖNIX

Formed about October 1913 by Dr. Ing. M. Gabriel who, though he started Albatros in Germany, was himself Austrian. After start of war he returned to Vienna and arranged for Ö-Albatros to handle design and Phönix to produce in quantity. By 1915 Phönix had added licence manufacture of Brandenburg aircraft, and upshot was that Phönix C.I was derived from Hansa-Brandenburg (Heinkel) D.II and Phönix D.I was a supposedly improved Hansa-Brandenburg D.I. Phönix built 110 C.I and 158 D-series (D.I, II and III), almost all with Hiero engines. Works closed 1919.

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