ANBO IV aircraft was developed from the training aircraft ANBO III. The design was supervised by colonel Antanas Gustaitis. First flight took place on July 14, 1932 and the prototype was powered by a Wasp engine. Ater successful trials serial production began. Thirteen serial built aircraft was powered by British Bristol Pegasus engines and were manufactured by Lithuanian Aircraft State Factory. It could be armed with two pairs of light machine guns and could carry 200 kg of bombs.
ANBO IVs were introduced into Lithuanian Air Force in 1934 and shortly before that few aircraft made demonstration flights in few European countries: Soviet Union, France, United Kingdom and most Scandinavian countries. Between June 25 and July 29, 1934 three aircraft commanded by colonel Gustaitis flew 10,000 km route.