The MiG-19 was the first Soviet supersonic fighter developed in the early 1950s. Its definitive clear-weather variant, the MiG-19S, meant a true leap forward in comparison to any other jet fighter of the time and it took the then Soviet Air Force into the world of radar and missiles. It was a single-seat, all-metal monoplane powered by two Mikulin RD-9B turbojets and designed for interception, close air support and limited fighter-bomber roles.
The MiG-19S’s were supplied only to three WarPac countries, Bulgaria, East Germany and Czechoslovakia, with the latter country also building this type under licence. Outside Europe the Soviet Union delivered a number MiG-19S’s to Afghanistan, the League of Arab Nations (Egypt and Syria), Indonesia, Iraq, North Korea and North Vietnam, while other air forces around the world were supplied by the Chinese J-6/F-6 aircraft.
Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) MiG-19S (S-105) Farmer C, Black 0103 (c/n 950103), 1st Sq. 9th Fighter Regiment, Czechoslovak Air Force (vojenské letectvo ČSLA), Bechyně Air Base, June 1961
2) MiG-19S Farmer C, Blue 36, VVS USSR (Soviet Air Force), East Germany, 1960
3) MiG-19S Farmer C, Red 495 (c/n 61211225), 1/JG-3 (1. Staffel Jagdfliegergeschwader 3) ‘Wladimir Komarow’, East German Air Force (LSK/LV DDR – Luftstreitkräfte und Luftverteidigung der DDR), Preschen Air Base, Brandenburg, 1967
4) MiG-19S Farmer C, Red 11, 19th IAP, Bulgarian Air Force (Bolgarski Voyenno Vozdushni Sily), Graf Ignatievo Air Base, 1958