|Specifications (below is for MIG-19S)|
|Armament:||Three NR-30 30mm cannon|
|Gross Weight:||19,096 lbs|
|No. of Engines:||2|
|Powerplant:||Tumansky RD-9 turbojets|
|Pounds of thrust (each):||7,165 lbs. with afterburner|
|Max Speed:||903 Mph|
The Mig-l9 came from the successful design bureau of Artem Mikoyan and
Mikhail Gurevich. The dramatic 55 degree sweep and twin engines gave this
aircraft excellent performance and speed. It was comparable to the U.S. F-100
Super Sabre. The Mig-19 was also licensed for production in China and it
equipped most Soviet Eastern Bloc countries throughout the 1960's. China even
abandoned its newer Mig-21's and returned to producing Mig-l9's.
The Mig-19 shown above, with 0409 painted on its side fuselage, was donated
in October, 2001, from Lillie Hornak, Palm Springs, CA. It once flew with the
Czechoslovakian Air Force.