|Stampe Vertongen SV-4b (Pre-War)|
Daniel Brackx Collection
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.
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.
Jacques Schelfaut Collection
Vertongen SV-4B V13 of the pre-war production seen at
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