Focke-Achgelis was a German helicopter company founded in 1937 by
Henrich Fockeand Gerd Achgelis.
In 1936 Focke had been ousted from the Focke-Wulf company he had cofounded in 1924 by shareholder pressure. Though the ostensible reason was that he was considered "politically unreliable" by the Nazi regime there is reason to believe it was so that Focke-Wulf's manufacturing capacity could be used to produce
Me 109aircraft. The company was taken over by AEG, but soon after this the Air Ministry, which had been impressed by the Focke-Wulf Fw 61helicopter, suggested that Focke establish a new company dedicated to helicopter development and issued him with a requirement for an improved design capable of carrying a convert|700|kg|abbr=on payload.
Focke established the Focke-Achgelis company on 27 April 1937 in partnership with pilot Gerd Achgelis, and began development work at
Focke Achgelis Fa 223"Drache" (Dragon), transport helicopter (prototype)
Focke Achgelis Fa 266"Hornisse" (Hornet), helicopter (prototype)
Focke Achgelis Fa 330"Bachstelze" (Wagtail), helicopter (prototype)
Focke Achgelis Fa 336scout helicopter (prototype), 1944
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