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1909

1909 Saw The Establishment Of A New Company, The So Called Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau GmbH. It Had Been The Result Of Wilhelm Maybach Being Banned From Working In Engine Construction As He Had Left DMG Prior. Under The Supervision And Guidance Of His Father, Karl Maybach Had Been Developing A New Racing Car Engine. The Latter Seemed Also A Good Fit For Aerial Applications. Wilhelm Maybach Used His Contacts To Count Zeppelin Who Had Been Facing Backlashes Due To Unreliable Engines. The Cooperation Of Zeppelin And Maybach Began – Far From Lake Constance, In Bissingen, Where A Local Machine Factory Was To Become The Supplier Of Parts For The New Developments.