Farman F.500

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type=Two-seat trainer
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Stampe et Renard
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The Farman F.500 Monitor was a 1950s Franco-Belgian two-seat training aircraft.

Development

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 140hp (104kW) 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.

Variants

;F.500 Monitor I:Protoype with a 140hp (104kW) Renault 4Pei engine, one built.;F.500 Monitor II:French production aircraft with a Salmson-Argus engine.;F.500 Monitor III:Prototype Monitor I re-engined with a Regnier 4 engine.;SR.7B Monitor IV:Belgian production aircraft.

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

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