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Here is a nice sketch of it from page 31 of the Historical Aviation Publication "Taube, Dove of War" by Col. John A. de Vries. Notation from the book: "DFW Flying Boat: Another "definition-stretcher", DFW produced a flying boat, for the 1912 Naval competition, with an "almost-Taube" wing."
 

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Excellent my dear Richard N,

thank you very much.
 

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Richard N said:
Here is a nice sketch of it from page 31 of the Historical Aviation Publication "Taube, Dove of War" by Col. John A. de Vries. Notation from the book: "DFW Flying Boat: Another "definition-stretcher", DFW produced a flying boat, for the 1912 Naval competition, with an "almost-Taube" wing."

Most sources give this aircraft as a 1914 aircraft, though.
 

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A drawing can be found here http://freercplans.com/img-dfw-flugboot-3901.htm ,
obviously from the Flugsport magazine, which was published since 1908. If 1914 here
is the year of the issue, the design may well have been drawn a little bit earlier.
 

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some other datas: only flying boat built by DFW


experimental type with folded wings
hull plywood with aluminium plates
four blade propeller
mercedès 100 cv but underpowered .Substitution to a Mercedes 120cv for 1913.
empty weight 820 kg loaded 1140 kg
maximum speed 100km h with 120 cv.
 

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From Czech Museum,

there was a mystery,the DFW P.I was a light transport airplane,modified of F37,but I found it
in as F39 ?.
 

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From Czech Museum,

there was a mystery,the DFW P.I was a light transport airplane,modified of F37,but I found it
in as F39 ?.

Also there was P.II,but no more details are known ?.
 

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there was a mystery,the DFW P.I was a light transport airplane,modified of F37,but I found it
in as F39 ?.

Also there was P.II,but no more details are known ?.

From Annee Aeronautique 1925/26,

here is a variant from DFW R.II,maybe a civil version ?,am I right ?.
 

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Thank you my dear Richard,

and what about P.II ?.
 
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Hi,

there is a different between C Type and C.I,also they had the same engine,Benz III ?.
 

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Depends on what is supposed the C-Type to be. I found nothing about DFW C without number, but I presume that it's an armed DFW B.I. Seems that the last batches of B.I were delivered armed with a machine gun mounted on a ring just above the upper wing. The observer must stand to reach it. While the B.I and C.I proper had the same wings and fuselage, they had different engines (Mercedes D.I and Benz Bz.III respectively) and C.I had the gun ring mounted directly to the front cockpit.
 

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I suspect that 'DFW C Type' is a generic descriptor - or a group term referring to the entire Idflieg designation range of DFW C types.

Back in 2014, Tuizentfloot mentioned an undesignated DFW C type constructed by Hermann Dorner in 1916. Not accepted, it featured single-bay wings braced with I-struts. Tuizentfloot speculated that this prototype might account for a 'missing' DFW C III designation.

-- https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/th...totypes-and-projects.22511/page-3#post-237977

I don't think there is any indication that 'C Type' itself was an actual Idflieg designation or a DFW Werksbezeichnung. So, 'a C type' rather than 'the C Type'?
 

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For the designation DFW C.III is usually considered otherwise unnamed pusher biplane from 1915, or above mentioned Donner's lightweight single bay prototype evolved from C.II
 

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Dears Aubi and Apophenia,

this term or idiom was used by many German companies during the WWI or before (C Type).
 

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I would be very pleased to see a picture of a D.F.W. B III : so far I know , it was not an evolution of the B I & B II or C I ...
 

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