|Country of Origin||CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).|
|Similar Aircraft||MiG-17 Fresco.|
|Role||Interceptor, capable of attacking ground targets.|
|Armament||Missiles, cannon, bombs.|
|Dimensions||Length: 42 ft, 11 in (13.1 m). Span: 29 ft, 6 in (9 m).|
MiG-19 Farmer WEFT Description
|Wings||Mid-mounted, swept-back, and tapered with blunt tips. Wing fences. Wide wing roots.|
|Engine(s)||Two turbojets mounted inside the body. Single, round air intake in the nose. Dual exhausts.|
|Fuselage||Long, tube-shaped, and tapers slightly to the blunt nose and widens to the exhausts. Bubble canopy well forward on the nose.|
|Tail||Fin sharply swept-back and tapered with blunt tips. Flats high-mounted on the fuselage and swept-back with blunt tips.|
Countries which Fly the MiG-19 Farmer
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.
Books on the MiG-19 Farmer
Following naturally on from the MiG-15 and MiG-17 in the series, the MiG-19 “Farmer” now receives the full Aerofax treatment. Appearing in the 1950s, the MiG-19 represented a major technological leap for the VVS, as it was one of their first fighters capable of accommodating air-to-air missiles, ground color intercept system and other advances. By the end of the 1950s it had become the standard VVS fighter and was integrated into the inventories of most Warsaw Pact countries and other Soviet allies. It was produced in many thousands in the USSR, Czechoslovakia and China (as the J-6, JJ-6 and X-5 Fantan); a significant number of export customers included Cuba, Egypt, Albania, Vietnam and Pakistan. As usual, Yefim Gordon has come up with a mass of previously unpublished information and photos from original Russian resources.
The MiG-21 provided the backbone of frontline Arab air combat strength for many years and remained the Arabs’ only real hope of challenging Israeli air supremacy. This book provides a detailed history of the MiG-21 in Egyptian, Syrian and Iraqi service. It includes numerous photographs, most of which have not been seen outside the Arab world and a large proportion of which have never previously been published anywhere. The material is drawn from official sources and from the private collections and recollections of men who flew, or met, these aircraft in combat.
The erstwhile enemy of the USAF and US Navy during the nine years of American involvement in the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese Peoples’ Air Force (VPAF) quickly grew from an ill-organised rabble of poorly trained pilots flying antiquated communist aircraft into a highly effective fighting force that more than held its own over the skies of North Vietnam. Flying Soviet fighters like the MiG-17, and -19, the VPAF produced over a dozen aces, whilst the Americans managed just two pilots and three navigators in the same period.