The MiG-19 was the first production supersonic fighter and manufactured in Russia, Czechoslovakia and China. It flew with almost all Communist allied air forces and more than 100 remained in service at the end of 2019.
The MiG-19 (NATO reporting code name ‘Farmer’) was the world’s first production supersonic fighter.
Development began in 1950 and the prototype made its first flight on 27 May 1952.
There were many problems with the initial design and engines so they did not begin entering service until March 1955.
They were manufactured in Russia (2,172), Czechoslovakia and China (over 4,500 as the Shenyang J-6).
They saw service with almost all Communist allies, including with the North Vietnam air force during the Vietnam War.
This model represents a MiG-19S of Command Flight, 10th Air Army, Czechoslovak Air Force, Hradec Kralove Air Base in August 1964.
KP 1/72 kit completed by Leigh Edmonds in July 2020.