STAMPE & VERTONGEN SV5
Source: Stampe & Vertongen (Belgium), some produced
locally by VEF (under contract).
Acquired: 1935 - Purchased, 1938 - some produced under contract
Type: Trainer / Reconnaissance
Engine: Armstrong-Siddeley 340-hp Serval 5, or
Cheetah IX radial.
Max Speed: 272 km/hr
- Length: 7.78 m
- Wing Span: 10.5 m
- Height: 2.9 m
Maximum Ceiling: 7500 m
Known Serial Numbers: 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112
- Markings: unlike most Latvian military aircraft, these were not clearly marked with the
serial number. They were light grey overall, with a medium/dark green patch on the top
surface of the fuselage.
- 1938, July - VEF is awarded a contract to construct six SV5s. The decision to turn to VEF
for these and future aircraft led to the shutdown of the LKOD aviation division. [SF]
- The ten SV5s purchased from Belgium had Armstrong-Siddeley Serval engines, but the six to
be built by VEF would utilize the 355-hp Cheetah IX. One Cheetah-powered SV5 had already
been flown to Latvia.
- # 104
- October 1-2, 1938 - V.Grants (p) and V.Rinkis (obs) in #104 take part in the "Flight Around Latvia" competition.
- # 106
- May 20, 1937 - SV5 #106 is force landed heavily in Bolderaja.
- # 111
- June 4, 1940 - Destroyed in a crash at Gulbene.
Andersons, Edgars Latvijas Brunotie Speki un to Prieksvesture
Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
Profiles courtesy of Arvo Vercamer