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No. 8554. Deutsche Flugzeug-Werke Military Monoplane
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 4237

Deutsche Flugzeug-Werke Military Monoplane

01/31/2009. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "The Deutsche Flugzeug-Werke (D.F.W., German Aircraft Works) produced a number of types at Lindenthal, near Leipzig, Germany, before WW I. The pictured aircraft, produced in 1913 and owned by D.F.W., was the one (numbered 14) in which Leutnant (Lieutenant) Ferdinand von Hiddessen participated in the Prinz Heinrich-Flug, a heavily military oriented contest for Germans only, held between May 9 and 17, 1913.

Each item of the contest had its own prize, von Hiddessen secured the first prize for Flugzeug Zuverlässigkeit (aircraft reliability), while Leutnant Canter secured the overall prize, the Kaiser Preis (Emperor Prize), flying a Rumpler Taube.



Created January 31, 2009