Stampe Vertongen SV-4B (Pre-War)


From 1939 onwards thirty SV-4b's were supplied to the Aeronautique Militaire and all were delivered before the

 German invasion on May 10th 1940. Some 24 machines could escape to Northern Africa. Six of them were

 transported during the war to Belgian Congo to form the nucleus of the Aviation Militaire de la Force Publique.


Stampe & Vertongen SV-4B  V-2


Stampe & Vertongen SV-4B  V-2 of the Pilot School at Deurne immediatly pre-World War II.


Stampe & Vertongen SV-4B  V-3


Stampe & Vertongen SV-4B V13


Stampe & Vertongen SV-4B  V-3 and V-13 of the pre-war production seen at Deurne shortly before delivery to the Aéronautique Militaire Belge in the winter 1939/1940.








SV-4 Pre-war


In the light of the events in Europe in 1939, the Belgian Government requisitioned a number of modern private

 aircraft as "Estafettes" to perform liaison flights for the Aéronautique Militaire. This early series SV-4 (ex OO-ACB)

 is one of four Stampes having been requisitioned and is seen wearing a Belgian roundel on its tail.








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