Stampe et Vertongen

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Stampe & Vertongen SV-4 D-EBSH

Stampe et Vertongen was a Belgian aircraft manufacturer formed in 1922 and based at Antwerp. The company specialised in design and construction of primary trainers/tourers and advanced trainers. One of the products - the Stampe SV.4 - has become well known as just Stampe.

History[edit]

Established in 1922 with Alfred Renard as its Chief Designer, the company designed a series of trainer/tourer aircraft in the 1920s and 1930s, all prefixed RSV (for Renard, Stampe and Vertongen). In the early 1930s Alfred Renard left to join a company he had formed with his brother Georges Renard Société Anonyme d'Avions et de Moteurs Renard. The RSV company designation prefix then changed to SV. The company's most successful design was the SV.4 of 1933, a light tourer/trainer biplane powered by a de Havilland Gipsy III engine. Although only 35 were produced before the start of the war, a total of 940 were built, mainly under licence by other companies.

The company was renamed Stampe et Renard when Stampe merged with the Renard company. Owing to the German invasion production ceased on 10 May 1940. Post-war activities did not meet with much success.

Aircraft[edit]

Stampe & Vertongen SV-4E OO-KAT

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hauet 1984, p.9–13
  2. ^ Hauet 1984, p.13–16
  3. ^ a b c d The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, p.2955
  4. ^ Hauet 1984, p.16
  5. ^ Hauet 1984, p.16–19
  6. ^ Hauet 1984, p.19,22
  7. ^ Hauet 1984, p.22–26
  8. ^ Hauet 1984, p.72–86
  9. ^ Taylor 1989, p.829
  10. ^ a b Gunston 1993, p.290

References[edit]

  • Hauet, André (1984). Les avions Renard. Brussels: Éditions AELR. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 

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