MiG-19 (factory code on "the product CM-9», and its NATO codified as "Farmer") is a Soviet single-seat jet fighter of the second generation. It was constructed in OKB Mikoyan and Gurevich in 50-ies. He was the first supersonic fighter serial with wide application in the Soviet air defense system and is actively exported to foreign countries.


The history of the MiG-19


The first step in the creation of the MiG-19 has experienced air machine SM-1. April 20 51 years appeared a decree of the Council of Ministers of the Conversion of obsolete MiG-15bis (thanks to him, there was the MiG-17) for installation of two engines AM-5 2000 from a thrust of kgs. They were placed in the fuselage (engine compartment), almost close to each other. After a series of tests on the CM-1 posted updated engines AM 5A. The results showed that the overall thrust of both engines is much more powerful than the one engine (originally the MiG-standing 15 1 1-engine VC) VC-1F afterburner.


On the flight speed and thrust are absolutely not affected by the fact that the new engines 88 kg increased weight. Also interesting is the fact that these engines had a smaller volume, which made it possible to establish a fighter extra fuel tanks. They were placed three liters total volume 770.


The first OP was built at the end of 1951 years and called him and-340. In the air he raised his test pilot G. Sedov. Lead engineer appointed A. Minaev. The aircraft performed well, in particular was able to reach its speed barrier in 1193 km / h at an altitude of 5000 m and lifting speed high - 41 m / s. A new engines and increased fuel volume allowed to increase the range of the aircraft.


The next step in creating the future of the MiG-19 was the stage of constructing I-360, or CM-2. It was done in 1952 year. The fighter had a number of differences from the first specimen. Directly lengthened the fuselage on 1,6 m, and the wingspan, on the contrary, decreased from 9,26 m to 9,04 m. At the same time, the aircraft's weight grew by almost 1600 kg. Especially for this aircraft, a new wing (swept 55 degrees) with one aerodynamic crest was created. The main part of the wing was installed with H-37D guns, which made the fuselage slightly free. Other improvements and upgrades have affected the design of the lantern, the main landing gear rails and their shields. The landing headlight was moved from the left wing to the nose and increased the lower keel. The basis of the power plant was left the same as on the CM-1.


In April, he was handed over to the airfield LII. In May, G. Sedov made on its first flight. As a result, the leading management was not satisfied with a small thrust, which is why the plane was sent for revision. AM 5A engines were replaced by the AM 5F (forced) with high thrust up to 2700 kg. They have led to a close indicator of the required speed in level flight.


We spent some more modifications. Horizontal tail increased in the area and moved to the fuselage. Also modified the brake pads and increased rudder area destinations. New aircraft to learn the designation SM-2A, and conducted in-depth revision led to an increase in the aerodynamic ridge on the wing. It was renamed the SM-2B.


A prototype of the second SM-2 / 2 at the beginning of the construction of a planned horizontal tail. And armed with guns play a major role with a short barrel. PTB on 760 l absent.


Revving engine is still not satisfied with the Air Force authorities, therefore, without thinking twice, all prototypes installed powerful new AM 9B with increased traction in 3250 kg. When it's time to launch into mass production, the engine was renamed RD-9B. The aircraft also renamed CM-9 / 1. The first flight was made by G. Sedov in early January 54 years, and already on the second flight of the aircraft broke the sound barrier. In total it carried out 132 flight.


During this time, engineers from the Bureau changed the shape and form of the inlet septum, and instead of the old guns N-37 installed three new HP-23 (ammunition - 340 cartridges). Among the equipment there were also additions. On CM-9 / 1 installed radio-RSIU 3M "Maple", electronic telemeter SRDM-1M "cone" and the defendant "Node-1".


In September 54 years completed factory testing and 30 September embarked on state tests. In flight tests demonstrated higher performance, allowing the SM-9 / 1 recommended to adopt the Air Forces of the USSR. February 17 1954, the Council of Ministers issued a decree on the construction of the early burst in the factories of the MiG-19. Manufacture deployed on aircraft manufacturing plants located in the cities of Novosibirsk and in Gorky.


A prototype:

  • CM-1 - 17 experienced MiG-with the power plant in two engines AM-5;

  • CM-2 / 1 - 1-th basic prototype of the series with two motors AM 5A;

  • CM-2 / 2 - second air machine series;

  • CM-9 / 1 - two engines RD-9B (MiG-19);

  • CM-9 / 2 - a copy of the MiG-19S;

  • CM-9 / 3 - prototype;

  • CM-9 / 3T - converted for testing missiles K-13;

  • CM-9V is a prototype of the MiG-19SV;

  • CM-7 / 1 - OP MiG-19P, available radar RP-1;

  • CM-7 / 2 - 2 NURS missiles block Oro 57K and whole-rotating tail;

  • CM-7 / M - available radar RP-2U, 4-2 missile RS-U.



  1. MiG-19 - 1953 established in the year, is the first production version.

  2. MiG-19S - a fighter with all-moving stabilizer, established in 1955 year.

  3. MiG-19P - established in 1955 year, is an all-weather fighter-interceptor.

  4. MiG-19PG - availability of equipment "Horizon-1», established in the year 1955.

  5. MiG-19R - established in 1956 year, it refers to the reconnaissance aircraft.

  6. MiG-19SV - high altitude interceptor, established in 1956 year.

  7. MiG-19PM - available only guided missiles RS-2U, established in 1957 year.

  8. MiG-19PML - established in 1958 year.

  9. M-19 - radio-controlled target drone.


The aircraft was in service in the following countries:

  • Albania - 15 MiG-19PM;

  • Afghanistan 18 acquired MiG-19S;

  • Bulgaria - 24 MiG-19S;

  • Hungary - 12 MiG-19PM;

  • Vietnam - 54 MiG-19;

  • GDR - 12 units of the MiG-19S and 12 MiG-19PM;

  • Egypt - 160 MiG-19S;

  • Zambia - 12 MiG-19;

  • Indonesia - 8 MiG-19F;

  • Iraq - 15 standard MiG-19S;

  • Cambodia - 16 MiG-19;

  • North Korea - about MiG 100-19;

  • China - 5 MiG-19P and later 5 units of the MiG-19PM;

  • Cuba - 12 MiG-19P;

  • Pakistan - MiG-20 and 19 73S MiG-19;

  • Poland - MiG-12 and 19 13P COMPLETED MiG-19PM;

  • Romania - 10 MiG-19P and about 45-and MiG-19PM;

  • Syria - about 40 MiG-19S;

  • Somalia - about Mig 50-19;

  • Sudan - 6 MiG-19;

  • Tanzania - 12 MiG-19;

  • CSSR - MiG-27 and 19 12P standard MiG-19S.


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MiG-19 characteristics:

Modification   MiG-19
Wingspan, m   9.00
Length m   12.54
Height, m   3.88
Wing area, m2   25.00
Weight, kg  
  empty aircraft   5298
  maximum take-off   7300
  Fuel   1735
engine's type   2 TRD AM-9B
Thrust, kgf   X 2 3250
Maximum speed km / h   1452
Practical range, km  
  normal   1390
  with PTB   2200
Practical ceiling, m   17900
Max. operation overload   8
Crew   1
Armament:   three 23 mm guns HP-23
  two bombs up to 250 kg or two blocks ORO-57K



MiG-19, the first of Soviet fighters managed to overcome the supersonic barrier. A. Mikoyan was able in a short time to create a car that surpassed all foreign analogues existing at that time in terms of LTH. With a choice, the military pilots preferred our MiG-19 to the American Starfighter and the French Mirage IIIE. He attracted with simplicity in management and development, excellent maneuverability even without the use of all means of mechanization. The climbing speed of the MiG-19 was unparalleled. Especially the pilots noted a deliberate approach to ensuring safety of flights - duplication of hydraulic system assemblies and maintaining sufficient flight characteristics when one engine stopped.
A lot of innovations, first tested on the MiG-19, have over time become a "classic of the genre." To improve controllability at high speeds, the designers installed a rotary stabilizer. The booster control system was supplemented with an automatic control (AGC). The nineteenth was used for the first time for Soviet fighters when landing a brake parachute, which reduced the escape distance by 200 m. The need to fly around the clock even in severe weather conditions required the installation of a modern radar equipment on board, the composition of which varied or supplemented depending on the direct Destination. The significance of MiG-19 in the development of supersonic aircraft construction is evidenced by figures - nine modifications produced in the USSR produced more than ten prototype cars and about twenty variants of experimental aircraft.