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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.
  1. Gray, p.169
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027