Formed by Bernard Meyer at Lindenthal, Leipzig, in 1910,
it built Maurice Farman biplanes under license and produced
its own Mars biplane and a copy of the Jeannin
Taube and Etrich Stahl-taube in 1914. During the war the
DFW B series
(unarmed) and C (armed) two-seaters were
well known, the C V in particular being license-built also
by Aviatik and Halberstadt. In 1916 DFW produced the R.I.
and R.ll giant bombers, very clean designs with engines
in the fuselage. Planned civil development of these after
the war had to be abandoned and they were scrapped,
but civil conversions of C types were built. The company
built no aircraft after 1920, amalgamating with AllegemeineTransportanlagen
Gesellschaft Maschinenbau (ATG).