L.F.G. Roland

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Luftfahrzeug Gesellschaft mbH (L.F.G.), Berlin, was revived from the ashes of Flugmaschine Write GmbH, which had gone bankrupt after losing its patent rights. The trademark Roland was associated with the firm to avoid confusion with L.V.G.[1]. While they began building Albatros aircraft under license, they soon developed a few of their own planes. In addition to their own designs, Roland continued to build licensed versions of others' planes.

In addition to license-builds of the Sablatnig SF.5 and Friedrichshafen FF.49c, L.F.G. experimented with floatplanes of their own design, but none of the were put into production.[2]

Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:


  1. The G.I was a single-engine battleplane with twin geared pusher propellers. When the battleplane concept was abandoned, it was unsuitable as a bomber and was abandoned.[3]
  2. The G.II was ordered from Roland but was cancelled before it was built.[3]
  1. Gray, p.158
  2. Nowarra, p.79.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Herris'14, pp.168-169.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Jack Herris, German G-Type Bombers of WWI. Aeronaut Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-935881-26-1.
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070