Stampe et Vertongen RSV.28

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Role Military trainer aircraft
National origin Belgium
Manufacturer Stampe et Vertongen
First flight c. 1929[1]
Primary user Belgian Air Force[1]
Number built 1[1]
Developed into Stampe et Vertongen ST-26[2]

The Stampe et Vertongen RSV.28/180 Type III,[3] also known as the RSV.28-PSV[2] (for pilotage sans visibilité, French for blind flying) was a military trainer aircraft built in Belgium to teach instrument-flying techniques.[4][5] It was a response to a 1929 order from the Belgian Air Force,[1] whose instrument-flying certification required a flight around a 100-kilometre (62 mi) triangular course and return to a point less than 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the start, using instruments only.[1]

Stampe et Vertongen's response was a conventional design, a two-seat[4][5] biplane[2] fitted with a hood that could be closed over the pilot to remove visibility.[1] Because the student pilots were also to learn to land with instruments only, the fixed undercarriage was very sturdy and had a wide track.[1] Only one example was built,[1] but development continued with the Stampe et Vertongen ST-26 in 1932.[2]


Data from Jouhaud 1999, p.49, except as noted

General characteristics

  • Crew: two[4][5]
  • Length: 8.30 m (27 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.27 m (33 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 2.90 m (9 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 26 m2 (280 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 800 kg (1,800 lb)
  • Gross weight: 950 kg (2,100 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 8, water-cooled V-8 piston engine, 134 kW (180 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (100 mph)
  • Range: 400 km (250 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,000 ft)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Jouhaud 1999, p.49
  2. ^ a b c d Jouhaud 1999, p.67
  3. ^ Stampe et Vertongen designated their designs with two numbers; the first signifying the wing area of the design in square metres, the second signifying the power of the engine in horsepower (Hauet 1984, p.9). Stampe et Vertongen aircraft designed by Alfred Renard gained the prefix "R" (Hauet 1984, p.7).
  4. ^ a b c Taylor 1989, p.839
  5. ^ a b c The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, p.2955


  • Hauet, André (1984). Les avions Renard. Brussels: Éditions AELR. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. London: Aerospace Publishing. 
  • Jouhaud, Reginald (1999). Les Avions Stampe. Amsterdam: Wimpel. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.