Stulet härifrån: http://www.wwi-models.org/misc/desig.htmlType A" A single place unarmed monoplane scout of less than 150 horsepower. Example the Pfalz A-I, & A-II.
"Type B" A two place unarmed biplane scout or trainer of less than 150 Hp. Example the Albatros B-I.
"Type C" A two place armed biplane scout of 150 Hp or more. Example the Albatros C-III.
"Type CL" This was a subset of the "C" type indicating "light" weight. They were developed for a new mission; to be an armed escort, or two-seat fighter. Example the Hannover Cl-III.
"Type D" A single place armed biplane scout of 150 Hp or more. Example the Pfalz D-III, and D-XII. However, this designation was later applied to monoplane fighters as well, i.e. the Fokker D-VIII.
" Type E" A single place armed monoplane scout of less than 150 horsepower. Example the Fokker E-III. Note: the Pfalz A-II became the Pfalz E-III when armed! The Fokker D-VIII was originally the Fokker E-V
"Type F" A single place armed triplane scout of less than 150 horsepower. The original designation for the Fokker Dr-I, was Fokker F-I.
"Type G" A multi place armed biplane bomber with two or more engines. Example the Gotha G-IV. This designation was originally "K" for Kampf flugzeug or battle-plane. The "G" apparently lent itself to "Grosse" or large
The sequence breaks down after G, skipping through the alphabet, sometimes using the first letter of the name of the mission type.
"Type J" A two-place, armed, and armored biplane specifically designed for the trench-strafing mission. Example the Junkers J-I
"Type N" A two-place, armed biplane scout of 150 Hp or more specifically designed for night bombing. Very few were produced. Example the Friedrichshafen N I
"Type R" "Riesenflugzeug", "Giant aircraft". A multi place armed biplane bomber with four or more engines. Example the Zeppelin-Staaken R-I.
"Type W" "Wasser"? A designation for all float equipped land planes or flying boats regardless of number of wings, seats, or horsepower.