Farman F.500

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F.500 Monitor
Stampe SR.7B Coventry 1956.jpg
Stampe & Renard SR.7B Monitor IV OO-SRZ at Coventry Airport, England in July 1956
Role Two-seat trainer
Manufacturer Societe Anonye des Usines Farman
Stampe et Renard
First flight 11 July 1952

The Farman F.500 Monitor was a 1950s Franco-Belgian two-seat training aircraft.


Farman had earlier produced the Stampe SV.4 under licence, and with the co-operation of Stampe designed a two-seat training monoplane using SV-4 components designated the Farman F.500. The prototype, named the Monitor I, first flew on 11 July 1952, it was a cantilever low-wing monoplane of mixed construction and conventional tail unit. It had a fixed tailwheel landing gear and room for two crew in tandem under a continuous canopy and was powered by a 140 hp (100 kW) Renault 4Pei engine. The production version designated the Monitor II was placed into production and first flew on 5 August 1955, it had all-metal wings and a Salmson-Argus engine. Production also took place in Belgium with Stampe et Renard under the designation SR.7B Monitor IV.


F.500 Monitor I
Prototype with a 100 kW (140 hp) Renault 4Pei or Renault 4Po-05 engine, of wooden construction, one built, first flown on 11 July 1952.
F.510 Monitor II
French production aircraft with a 190 kW (260 hp) Salmson 8As-04 engine, metal construction, one built, first flown on 5 August 1955.
F.520 Monitor III
Prototype Monitor I re-engined with a 130 kW (170 hp) Régnier 4L-02 engine, first flown on 15 June 1953.
F.521 Monitor III
with a 130 kW (170 hp) Régnier 4L-22 engine, one built.
SR.7B Monitor IV
Belgian production aircraft.

Specifications (Monitor II)[edit]

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1759

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 7.28 m (23 ft 10½ in)
  • Wingspan: 9.44 m (30 ft 11½ in)
  • Height: 2.20 m (7 ft 2½ in)
  • Wing area: 14 m2 (150.70 ft2)
  • Gross weight: 802 kg (1768 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Salmson 8As-04 8-cylinder inverted Vee piston engine, 164 kW (220 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 270 km/h (168 mph)
  • Endurance: 3 hours  0 min

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982–1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1759
  • Liron, J.L. (1984). Les avions Farman. Paris: Éditions Larivère. pp. 230–1. 

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