Albatros, wanting to build aeroplanes in Austria-Hungary, established Oesterrieichisch-Ungarische Albatros-Flugzeugwerke GmbH in 1914. During their early years, they delivered Albatros B.I and Brandenburg C.I aircraft, but relations with the parent company grew strained and they even lost the rights to fighter production to Oeffag. In February 1917 the company was bought by a consortium led by Camillo Castiglioni and renamed Phönix Flugzeugwerke A.G. Under license they also built Knoller C.I, UFAG C.I, and Brandenburg D.I aircraft. By the middle of 1917, they had begun to produce their own line of fighters, supplemented by a two-seater in 1918.
Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:
- Grosz, p.65