Otto Werke of Munich was founded by aviation pioneer Gustav Otto in 1910. They produced a variety of one-off planes before the war, followed by a set of small-production run aircraft that saw light war use. In 1912 Otto split off a subsidiary in Berlin, Ago. After Gustav Otto suffered from health problems and the firm could not keep up with delivery projections (or even turn a profit), the company was reorganized as B.F.W. in late 1916.
Otto also built the L.V.G. B.I under license.
Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:
- The Tractor Biplane was a prototype (or set thereof) with various engines, but it was never ordered by the military.
- Herris, pp.44-47.