J.Herris Roland Aircraft of WWI (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 9)
It is always interesting to explore a company's unbuilt projects; the 'what-if' has a fascination all its own. In that spirit, these drawings of L.F.G. designs are presented both as a curiosity and for insight into company thinking.
Both the L.F.G. MD14 and the very similar MD15 appear quite similar to the successful L.V.G. C.V general-purpose two-seater. L.V.G. followed their C.V with the similar but more compact C.VI that offered improved performance and maneuverability. The C.VI dispensed with the propeller spinner of the C.V that is part of the MD14 and MD15 designs. The L.V.G. C.VIII two-seater was in development at the end of hostilities to replace the C.VI in production and featured a frontal radiator similar to those used in the Fokker D.VII and Pfalz D.XII. Apparently L.F.G. management realized the MD14/15 designs could contribute little and they were not built.