Swiss Franz Schneider, previously designer for Nieuport and, from 1912, LVG, formed Franz Schneider Flugmaschinen-Werke January 1917, mainly for repair but also producing innovative fighter 1918. Company reorganized as Flugzeugbau Franz Schneider at Siegefeld-im-Spandau 1920. Produced series of mainly light aircraft, Dr Gustav Lachmann, later of Handley Page, being designer 1924-5.

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