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Sunday, May 18th 2014, 4:34pm

Training Aircraft

Current training aircraft of the Aeronautique Militaire include:
Stampe SV.4
Stampe SV.9
Koolhoven F.K.56

Old types no long in service or reserve include:
Avions-Fairey Fox IIICS
Avions-Fairey Fox VIS


Sunday, May 18th 2014, 4:36pm


A two-seat low-wing monoplane basic trainer aircraft of conventional design with a fixed, tailwheel undercarriage. The pilot and instructor sit in tandem in an enclosed cockpit. The prototype flew during September 1936 and production of 48 aircraft began during 1938.
Wingspan: 10.20 m (33 ft 6 in)
Length: 7.14 m (23 ft 5 in)
Height: 2.40 m (7 ft 11 in)
Empty weight: 780 kg (1,720 lb)
Gross weight: 1,240 kg (2,730 lb)
Powerplant: 140hp Renault 4Pei
Maximum speed: 360 km/h (230 mph)


Sunday, May 18th 2014, 4:41pm

Stampe SV.4 & SV.5 & SV.9

Stampe SV.4
A highly successful biplane two-seat trainer and sports aircraft that has been sold widely since 1933.
Wingspan: 8.385 m (27 ft 6 in)
Length: 6.80 m (22 ft 4 in)
Height: 2.775 m (9 ft 1 in)
Wing area: 18.06 m² (194.4 ft²)
Empty weight: 520 kg (1146 lb)
Max take-off weight: 770 kg (1697 lb)
Powerplant: 145hp de Havilland Gipsy Major VI or Blackburn Cirrus Major II
Maximum speed: 188 km/h (116 mph)
Cruise speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)
Service ceiling: 6,000 m (20,000 ft)
Range: 420 km (260 miles)

Stampe SV.5/ SV.9
A military biplane basic trainer that was first flown in 1933. It was designed for to meet a military requirement and eventually a batch was procured in 1938 to a modified design SV.9 with a metal, variable-pitch propeller and upper wings moved 2 cm rearward to improve the centre of gravity. Export versions include; the SV.6 with a 350hp Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah, the SV.7 with a 500hp Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior and spoilers under the upper wing and the cheaper SV.8 with a 240hp Armstrong Siddeley Lynx IV radial.
Wingspan: 10.52 m (34 ft 6 in)
Length: 8.04 m (26 ft 4 in)
Height: 3.04 m (10 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 26.7 m2 (287 ft2)
Empty weight: 890 kg (1,960 lb)
Gross weight: 1,340 kg (2,950 lb)
Powerplant: 340hp Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah X
Maximum speed: 272 km/h (151 mph)
Service ceiling: 7,150 m (23,500 ft)
Endurance: 3 hours 30 min


Sunday, May 18th 2014, 4:44pm

Koolhoven F.K.56

Koolhoven F.K.56
A two-seat low-wing monoplane advanced trainer powered by a 450hp Wright Whirlwind R-975-E3 radial piston engine. The instructor and pupil sit in tandem under a fully enclosed canopy. The first prototype flew on 30 June 1938 and had a fixed conventional landing gear and an inverted gull wing. The second prototype was fitted with a retractable landing gear and the third prototype was fitted with a new straight wing and this became the basis of the production version. Fifty were exported to Belgium in 1940.
Wingspan: 11.50 m (37 ft 9 in)
Length: 7.85 m (25 ft 9 in)
Height: 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)
Wing area: 20 m2 (220 sq ft)
Empty weight: 1,058 kg (2,332 lb)
Max take-off weight: 1,600 kg (3,527 lb)
Powerplant: 450hp Wright Whirlwind R-975-E3 radial engine
Maximum speed: 300 km/h (186 mph) at of 500m (1640 ft)
Range: 800 km (497 miles)
Service ceiling: 7,300 m (23,950 ft)


Sunday, March 29th 2015, 2:23pm

Renard et Stampe RS-6

A variant of the SV.4 powered by a 185hp Mathis G.7R engine. First flown in September 1946. The prototype has the registration OO-SRX.
The Belgian Air Force ordered 12 in 1946 for delivery the following year to replace their aging SV.4 fleet as an interim type until the RS.9 enters service.

Renard et Stampe RS-11
A single-seat variant of the RS-6 first flown in June 1948.


Saturday, March 18th 2017, 6:14pm

Renard et Stampe RS-7/ CARS-7

A two-seat tandem-seat monoplane basic military trainer. Powered by a 185hp Mathis G.7R engine. The first flight was made on 11 July 1947. The aircraft entered Belgian service during late 1948 and 40 were ordered.

RS-7B: An aerobatic competition aircraft based on the standard RS-7 but fitted with a 145hp Blackburn Cirrus Major II, first flown in 1948.

RS-9: A variant of the RS-7 with a tricycle undercarriage and a 210hp Continental piston engine. The prototype first flew on 27 October 1949. Entry into service was during 1950.

RS-10: A variant of the SR-7B with a single seat and 210hp Continental engine. First flown in May 1949.