MIG19 Farmer
MiG-19 Russian Fighter Aircraft

MIG19 Farmer Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19
See Also:
Pre/Post WW2 USSR Russia Planes - List of Aircraft Ilyushin_IL2 IL-4_Ilyushin Operation Stalingrad , Operation Barbarossa Zhukov (Zukov) MIG19_Farmer SU35_Sukhoi SU27_Flanker SU24_Fencer MIG21 MIG23_Flogger MIG25_Foxbat MIG29_Fulcrum MIG31_Foxhound Mi24_Hind_Gunship Ka50_Hokum_helicopter KA25_Kamov_Naval_Helicopter Kirov_Battlecruiser Kuznetsov_Russian_Aircraft_Carrier Soviet_Aircraft_Carrier_Varyag

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 is a third-generation Russian, single-seater jet engined fighter aircraft. It was the first Russian production fighter aircraft capable of supersonic speeds in level flight. The Western military used the NATO reporting name "Farmer" for the MiG-19.

It was a interceptor, 12.6 m long, 9.2 m in span and 3.65 m high. The wings were mid-mounted, tapering and highly swept back. Power was provided by two Tumansky turbojets, each producing a maximum of 3255 kg of thrust, propelling the aircraft to a maximum speed of 1455 km/hr. Maximum operating height was 17500 m and ordinary operating range was 685 km (although this could be stretched to over 2000 km). The aircraft was initially armed with 30 mm cannon and either bombs or rockets.


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The aircraft was designed by the Mikoyan Gurevich design bureau. The first flight was made in September 1953 and the aircraft entered production in 1955. Around 8,500 models were made, mainly in the USSR but also in the People's Republic of China (as the J-6) and Eastern Europe. The aircraft saw service with a number of other national airforces including those of Cuba, North Vietnam, Egypt, Pakistan and North Korea. The aircraft saw combat during the Vietnam War and the Bangladesh War.

In the USSR it was superseded by the MiG-21.


Countries of Origin Russia & China
Builder Mikoyan-Gurevich [Russia] @ Gorki & Novosibirsk
??? Aircraft [China]
Similar Aircraft MiG-17 Fresco
Crew one
  • interceptor
  • capable of attacking ground targets
  • Length 42 ft, 11 in (13.1 m)
    Span 29 ft, 6 in (9 m)
    Height 12 ft. 0 in.
    Weight 9,040kg (loaded)
    Engine Two Tumansky RD-9 turbojets with 7,165 lbs. thrust ea. (with afterburner)
    Maximum speed 900 mph / 1,450 km/h/ Mach 1.35
    Cruising speed 590 mph /950 km/h / Mach 0.9
    Ceiling 17900 meters
    Range 425 mi / 685 km radius hi-lo-hi w/ drop tanks
    1,400 mi / 2,200 km ferry range
    In-Flight Refueling No
    Internal Fuel 1732 kg
    Drop Tanks
  • 800 L drop tank with 639kg of fuel for 138nm range
  • 1140 L drop tank with 911kg of fuel for 197nm range
  • Payload  
  • 2 or 3 NR-30mm Cannon
  • 2 Type 1 250 kg bombs or
  • 8x57 rocket pod and 2 800 L drop tanks (923nm)
  • 2 PL-2 AAM and 2 1140 L drop tanks (1029nm)
  • 2 ARS 212 rockets and 2 800 L drop tanks (923 nm)
  • Sensors Izmrud radar, RWR, Basic bombsight
    User Countries
  • Albania (J-6)
  • Bangladesh (J-6)
  • Burma (J-6)
  • Cambodia (F-6)
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • North Korea (J-6)
  • Pakistan (J-6)
  • People’s Republic of China (J-6)
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

    MIG19 Farmer
    MiG-19 Russian Fighter Aircraft