Hamburger Flugzeugbau was a Hamburg-Finkenwerder based
aircraft company established as a subsidiary of Blohm und Voss in July
1933 to build seaplanes.
Some of the models built at this time were:
Ha137 - a dive bomber landplane
Ha138C - a reconaissance seaplane
Ha139 - a transport seaplane
Ha140 - a fighter/bomber seaplane.
Ha222 - a six engine seaplane
The German air industry was suspended at the end of World War II. The
company re-emerged in 1956 as part of Flugzeugbau Nord and license built
In 1961, Focke Wulf, Weserflug and Hamburger Flugzeugbau joined forces in
the Entwicklungsring Nord (ERNO) to develop rockets.
In the mid 1960's Hamburger Flugzeugbau worked on a design for a twin-jet
HFB314 aimed at medium-haul market that the Caravelle was enjoying a
success in. The design did not get off the drawing board with the company
becoming involved in the production of the French-German Transall military
transport. It also developed and built a private jet aircraft called the
HFB320 which first flew in 1964.