[MKM144033] MiG-19S Farmer C ‘In Czechoslovak Air Force’

RELEASED 8/2014

SOLD OUT

This injection-moulded kit contains 26 parts, one clear part (the cockpit canopy) and four resin parts. A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

Only a limited quantity of 130 pieces of this model was available.

 

SKU: MKM144033 Category: Tags: ,

Description

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. 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 as the S-105 (the ‘S’ stood for fighter). A total of 104 machines were built by the Aero Vodochody plant in the period 1957-61, while another 13 machines for the Czechoslovak Air Force were delivered from the USSR.

In 1958, the first Farmer Cs were introduced to the fighter units based at České Budějovice and Žatec. The Czechoslovak MiG-19S’s also served with other units for more than a decade, being finally withdrawn in the early 1970s.

 

Colour schemes included in the kit:

1) S-105 (MiG-19S) Farmer C, Black 0218 (c/n 050218), 5th Fighter Regiment, Czechoslovak Air Force (vojenské letectvo ČSLA), Plzeň-Líně Air Base, the 1960s

2) S-105 (MiG-19S) Farmer C, Black 0428 (c/n 150428), 9th Fighter Regiment, Czechoslovak Air Force (vojenské letectvo ČSLA), “Box” Aerobatic Team, Bechyně Air Base, June 1965

3) S-105 (MiG-19S) Farmer C, Black 0208 (c/n 050208), 1st Sq. 9th Fighter Regiment, Czechoslovak Air Force (vojenské letectvo ČSLA), Bechyně Air Base, June 1965

4) S-105 (MiG-19S) Farmer C, Black 0508 (c/n 150508), 5th Fighter Regiment, Czechoslovak Air Force (vojenské letectvo ČSLA), Plzeň-Líně Air Base, the 1960s

 

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