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 Bf 109 aircraft. The company was taken over by AEG, but soon after this the Air Ministry, which had been impressed by the Focke-Wulf Fw 61 helicopter, 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 Template:Convert payload.
Focke established the Focke-Achgelis company on 27 April 1937 in partnership with pilot Gerd Achgelis, and began development work at Delmenhorst in 1938.
- 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 336 scout helicopter (prototype), 1944
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