Aviatik's origins go back to 1909 when two companies combined to form the Automobil und Aviatik AG. Chief designer Robert Wild created the series of B and C class two-seaters that were very common and well-liked in 1914-1916. They were so well-liked they were licensed to Russian Anatra and Italian SAML before the war started. Unfortunately Aviatik's creativity seems to have dried up by 1916 (along with orders) and the company never regained its early success, instead building the D.F.W. C.V under license.
Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:
- The mapping of P13/P14/P15 to B.I and B.II has been lost
- Herris, p.3,72
- Herris, p.10