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Mig-19 Farmer 1955 Year 1/48 Scale Decals Print Scale 48-012

Theme: Decals

Era : 1946-1959

Scale : 1/48

Material : Paper

Series: Decals set

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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The MiG-19 (NATO codification: Farmer - "Farmer") is a second-generation Soviet single-seat jet fighter developed by the Design Bureau of Mikoyan and Gurevich in the early 1950s. The first Soviet mass-produced supersonic fighter was widely used in the USSR air defense system and delivered abroad.
The MiG-19 became the first aircraft in the world capable of reaching supersonic speeds in horizontal flight when starting from the ground.
The MiG-19 is the same age as the American F-100 Super Saber fighter, although it also opposed the later F-4 Phantom II in Vietnam.
The first step towards the creation of a supersonic MiG-19 fighter can be considered an experimental aircraft SM-1. By decree of the Council of Ministers of April 20, 1951, the old MiG-15bis 45°, which paved the way for the creation of the MiG-17, was converted to install two AM-5 engines instead of one VK-1. The engines were located in the fuselage, in the engine compartment, close to each other. During the tests, it was planned to improve the flight characteristics of the MiG-17 and bring the engine to the required level of reliability and efficiency. Initially, two AM-5 engines were installed on the SM-1 (later they were replaced by improved AM-5A) with a thrust of 2000 kgf each. In total, two engines, even without afterburner, gave more thrust than one VK-1F with afterburner, while their total mass was only 88 kg more. The smaller dimensions of the engines made it possible to place three additional tanks in the fuselage with a total volume of 770 liters.