From Wings of Linen

Luft-Verkehrs Gesellschaft mbH (L.V.G.) of Berlin-Johannisthal started by building Farman types, but designer Franz Schneider soon moved onto original two-seater designs.[1] After Schneider left the firm with the C.IV, the subsequent C.V and C.VI were designed by Willi Sabersky-Müssigbrodt, and they were produced in large numbers.

Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:


  1. The C.III was an experimental design with the observer in the front.
  2. The license-built Albatros D.II was originally known as the LVG D.I, but was later renamed the Albatros D.II(LVG).
  3. A prototype G.I was completed as a battleplane in 1915 but it was not further developed.[2]
  4. We have no information on the G.II, other than surmising it at least existed on the drawing boards.
  5. The G.III was a massive triplane twin-engine bomber based on the Schütte-Lanz G.V completed in 1918, too late to enter production.[2]
  1. Gray, p.169
  2. 2.0 2.1 Herris'14, pp.165-167.
  • 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.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027