LFG

First aviation construction company in Germany was Motorluftschiff Studiengesellschaft, Berlin, 1906, which later built Parseval airships at Bitterfeld. In 1909 formed Flugmaschine Wright GmbH, building Wright biplanes at Adlershof. This ceased trading 1912, whereupon financiers (notably Krupp) took over premises to found Luftfahrzeug Gesellschaft, or LFG. Confusion with nearby LVG resulted in company adopting Roland as tradename, title becoming LFG Roland. Initially built Albatros B and C types at Berlin-Charlottenberg, but Dipl.-Ing. Tantzen designed Roland C.II (October 1915) with higher performance, about 320 built including 50 by Linke-Hofmann. Then followed D.I-D.XVII single-seaters, D.II and IIa being most important. Stralsund seaplane works produced various prototypes including V19 observation floatplane able to fold into hangar on U-boat. Post-war, Stralsund built or converted series of passenger seaplanes, named Max and Moritz (biplanes) and Helene and Susanne (monoplanes). Subsequently built handful of new-design V13 Strela biplane seaplane, V130 landplane version, V20 Arkona 4-passenger monoplane seaplane and V101 Jasmund metal version. Last-named used by Luft Hansa, others by LFG airline until liquidation 1928.

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