|Stampe & Vertongen SV-5|
The SV5 prototype during manufactures trials.
Remarkable picture of the SV5 prototype taken post 1937 (due the camouflage scheme) and wearing the out-of-sequence serial S-1. The machine has still its non standard undercarriage and different nose while the original engine cowling has been replaced with the standard series production cover.
Stampe & Vertongen SV-5 S-25 ended up on its nose in this landing incident of 1938.
Having been allocated to the Ecole de Perfectionnement at Wevelgem, SV-5 S-27 later went on to serve as trainer and communications hack for a Fairey Fox squadron. In this new role the aircraft had a ground collision with Fox O-125 in the second half of the thirties.
Stampe Vertongen SV-5 S-33 at Wevelgem airbase in the late thrities.
Stampe Vertongen SV-5 S-39 in flight
Photo Albert Brouckmans
While fulfilling his military duty in 1937, Mr. Albert Brouckmans took this excellent picture of a slight mishap with SV-5 S41.
This unidentified SV 5 is seen here at Oostende airfield in 1939 during a shooting camp. Pilot St Eloi and observer/gunner Smets.
Mike Terlinden Collection (VIII/44/13)
Last updated 17/06/16 09:11 Daniel Brackx