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{{About
 
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| about = Russian jet fighter '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
 
| about = Russian jet fighter '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
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| link = MiG-19 (Family)
 
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} Soviet jet fighter {{Battle-rating|1}}. This aircraft was introduced in [[Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]] and was one of the first three jets to feature guided air-to-air missiles, the other two being the [[F-100D]] and the [[Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9]]. The MiG-19PT is the top-rank aircraft in the Soviet fighter line-up.  
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Russian jet fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]] and was one of the first three jets to feature guided air-to-air missiles, the other two being the [[F-100D]] and the [[Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9]].
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
=== Flight Performance ===
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=== Flight performance ===
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Compression at high speeds is an issue for this aircraft. It especially affects the rudder. However, the MiG-19PT generally has a very responsive elevator, although excessive turning will bleed much speed due to the poor energy retention. As with many jets, manoeuvrability is poor at low speeds.
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The aircraft has very good acceleration and climb rate.
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
! AB
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! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
 
|-
 
|-
|1390||1386|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||32.4||33.7||124.2||116.1||500
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| 1,426 || 1,421 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 32.4 || 33.0 || 160 || 149.2 || 500
 
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|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 10,000 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 10,000 m)
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
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|-
! AB
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! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
 
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| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? ||500
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| ??? || 1,436 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || 32.0 || ??.? || 180 || 500
 
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|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
====Details====
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==== Details ====
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="5" | Features
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! colspan="6" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear !! Drag Parachute
! Take-off flap
 
! Landing flap
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
 
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| X || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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| X || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || ✓     <!-- ✓ -->
 
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br>(km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
|-
 
|-
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! + !! -
! -
 
 
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| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || 500 || ~12 || ~6
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| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || 700 || ~11 || ~5
 
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
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|-
| < 540 || < 500 || < 500 || N/A
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| < 540 || < 650 || < 350 || N/A
 
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| 0 m || 2,392 kgf || 2,990 kgf
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| 0 m || 2,392 kgf || 3,349 kgf
 
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
The aircraft is fairly fragile, with any hits likely to damage the engines due to how much space they take up inside the plane. While spaded one engine has enough power to get you back to base, but while stock it is a little harder and you may end up crashing. One benefit of the MiG though is that the elevators are separate to each other in the damage model, and therefore a hit to the tail causing an elevator loss isn't the end of the world, since the remaining one is good enough to carry on the fight. Another point to note is that loss of oil in either engine will rapidly cause engine failure, so it is best to return to base asap when damaged.
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The aircraft is fairly fragile, with any hits likely to damage the engines due to how much space they take up inside the plane. When spaded one engine has enough power to get you back to base, but while stock it is a little harder and you may end up crashing. One benefit of the MiG though is that the elevators are separate to each other in the damage model, and therefore a hit to the tail causing an elevator loss isn't the end of the world, since the remaining one is good enough to continue the fight. Another point to note is that loss of oil in either engine will rapidly cause engine failure, so it is best to return to base ASAP when damaged.
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
The MiG-19 carries two 30mm NR-30 cannons, mounted in the wing roots, each gun has 70 rounds of ammunition, making a total of 140 rounds. The NR-30 cannons are very fast firing so this is not much ammo, and you can't afford to spray. The guns however are extremely powerful, and only a couple of rounds hitting an enemy aircraft will severely cripple them, if not outright kill them. The shell velocity is very high and you don't need much lead to hit a target.
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{{main|NR-30 (30 mm)}}
  
The recommended belts for this aircraft are Air Targets, with mostly HE rounds, but even the default belts will one hit most of the time. The ground belts contain APHE rounds with 60mm of pen, but it is not really worth going for ground targets as the limited ammunition and high speed of the aircraft makes it very difficult to hit or kill anything.
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
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* 2 x 30 mm NR-30 cannons, wing-mounted (70 rpg = 140 total)
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The MiG-19 carries two 30 mm NR-30 cannons, mounted in the wing roots. Each gun has 70 rounds of ammunition, making a total of 140 rounds. The NR-30 cannons are very fast firing so this is not much ammo, and you can't afford to spray. The guns however are extremely powerful, and only a couple of rounds hitting an enemy aircraft will severely cripple them, if not outright kill them. The shell velocity is very high and you don't need much lead to hit a target.
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The recommended belts for this aircraft are Ground Targets, they're more reliable than the Air Target belts and tend to take off wings and large sections, and destroy engines with one hit, in comparison to the air target belts which tend to spark or just damage external modules. The ground belts contain APHE rounds with 60 mm of penetration, but it is not really worth going for ground targets as the limited ammunition and high speed of the aircraft makes it very difficult to hit or kill anything.
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
The MiG-19PT can carry two air to air missile on under-wing pylons, the R-3S and the R-13M. The R-13M is a higher tier modification than the R-3S, however it is recommended to equip the R-3S due to their lighter weight, higher explosive mass, higher speed and longer engine burn time. The advantage of the R-13M is that it has 1G more G tolerance.
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* 2 x R-3S missiles
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* 2 x R-13M missiles
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* 2 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs (200 kg total)
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* 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs (500 kg total)
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* 16 x S-5K rockets
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* 32 x S-5K rockets
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The MiG-19PT can carry two air to air missiles on under-wing pylons, the R-3S and the R-13M. The R-13M is a higher tier modification than the R-3S and it is recommended to equip the R-13M due to it's better tracking and higher overload. Although the R-13M has half the explosive mass of the R-3S it is far more reliable at getting to the target.
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The ideal use-case for either missile is when you're at very high speed, following something like a Phantom from around a mile. The missile will get to the target before they can react, and with large targets like the Phantom, they can't pull hard enough at those speeds to evade the missile. It is not recommended to fire the missile in any sort of turn as they will just lose track.
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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The MiG-19PT has great vertical energy retention and acceleration, so you should use this to your advantage. Taking the enemies vertical is the best move as they will quickly lose energy while you can maintain it. Once at high speed, the MiG-19PT will out-accelerate almost all other aircraft, so once you're on the tail of an enemy they will not have many options. The airbrake is also a very effective tool, allowing you to stay behind someone if they try to force you to overshoot and the plane also rolls well enough that you can engage in rolling scissors if need be.
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It is recommended to avoid throttling down the engine as it has an extremely long spool time until it produces max thrust and this will let your opponent get away from you while you struggle to accelerate.
  
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=== Radars ===
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! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
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! rowspan="2" | Mixer
 
! rowspan="2" | Pitch
 
! colspan="3" | Radiator
 
! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
 
! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
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! Oil
 
! Water
 
! Type
 
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| Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>No auto control available || rowspan="2" | Not controllable<br>No auto control available || rowspan="2" | Combined|| rowspan="2" | Not controllable<br>1 gear || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
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===Radars===
 
 
{{main|RP-5}}
 
{{main|RP-5}}
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The MiG-19PT is equipped with a [[RP-5]] search and tracking radar. One radar antenna is located in the centre of the air intake, while the other (and the main body of the radar) is located in the nose of the aircraft, above the intake.
 
The MiG-19PT is equipped with a [[RP-5]] search and tracking radar. One radar antenna is located in the centre of the air intake, while the other (and the main body of the radar) is located in the nose of the aircraft, above the intake.
 
 
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! colspan="4" | [[RP-5]] - Target Detection Radar
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===Modules===
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{| class="wikitable"
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! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
! colspan="1" | Survivability
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! colspan="2" | Weaponry
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! colspan="3" | Weaponry
 
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| I
 
| I
| Fuselage Repair
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| Fuselage repair
| Radiator
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| Compressor
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| Offensive 30 mm
 
| Offensive 30 mm
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| FAB-100
 
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| II
 
| II
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| New boosters
| Compressor
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| Airframe
 
| Airframe
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| FAB-250
 
| R-3S
 
| R-3S
 
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| III
 
| III
| Wings Repair
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| Wings repair
| Engine
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| New 30 mm cannons
 
| New 30 mm cannons
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| S5K
 
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| IV
 
| IV
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| G-suit
| Engine Injection
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| Engine
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
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| R-13M
 
| R-13M
 
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
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* Higher top speed possible than [[F-100D]] above 6,500 m
 
* Higher top speed possible than [[F-100D]] above 6,500 m
 
* Incredibly high rate of climb
 
* Incredibly high rate of climb
* Hard-hitting guns, Low recoil effects due to wing root placement
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* Hard-hitting guns, low recoil effects due to wing root placement
 
* Great vertical energy retention
 
* Great vertical energy retention
 
* Roll rate superior to the [[MiG-17]]
 
* Roll rate superior to the [[MiG-17]]
* Incredible acceleration in Arcade battle
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* Incredible acceleration from 600-900 km/h, so it is able to regain energy very fast
 
* Has a target detection and tracking radar
 
* Has a target detection and tracking radar
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* Decent manoeuvrability
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
* Bad Rudder, making it difficult to aim at a target at high speeds
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* Compression at high speed, wings don't provide as much lift as the Super Sabre
* Compression at high speed, your wing don't provide the lift as high as the Super Sabre
 
* Difficult to land, suggest don't use landing flap when going for a touchdown to allow the nose to retain some control
 
 
* Wings can rip when rolling and turning at high speed
 
* Wings can rip when rolling and turning at high speed
* No bomb load
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* Only two air-to-air missiles, locking range is 0.5 km less than that of the AIM-9B on F-100D
* Only two air-to-air missiles, Locking range is 0.5 km less than that of the AIM-9B on F-100D
 
 
* Poor low-speed manoeuvrability
 
* Poor low-speed manoeuvrability
 
* Ventral fin will impact the ground during takeoff if the rotation is prematurely initiated resulting in the tail breaking off
 
* Ventral fin will impact the ground during takeoff if the rotation is prematurely initiated resulting in the tail breaking off
 
* Engines are huge; can be easily disabled by enemy fire
 
* Engines are huge; can be easily disabled by enemy fire
 
* Radar suite is not as good as the one fitted on the [[Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9]] and [[Mitsubishi T-2]]
 
* Radar suite is not as good as the one fitted on the [[Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9]] and [[Mitsubishi T-2]]
* Bad energy retention while turning.
 
  
 
== History ==
 
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After taking its first flight in 1954, the MiG-19 became a worldwide sensation – it was the first mass-produced aircraft capable of breaking the sound barrier in horizontal flight after taking off from the ground. Although it was the most advanced combat aircraft of its day, the MiG-19 also had certain problems with maneuverability, and certain other improvements also took shape that were then used in the upgraded versions of the MiG-19. The fighter received an all-movable stabilizer that significantly improved its flight characteristics, enhanced control and braking systems, and new, more powerful 30mm guns instead of 23mm guns. One of the most interesting modifications was the MiG-19PT fighter-interceptor, which was developed especially for the installation of K-13 (P-3C) air-to-air missiles. This missile was strongly influenced by the extremely successful American Sidewinder, models of which the Soviet Union received from China. The MiG-19PT’s flight tests were successfully completed in 1964. The K-13 missile was then used on an entire series of combat aircraft and remained in active use until the end of the 80s. The MiG-19 itself was modernized several times and participated in many armed conflicts. Over 2,000 MiG-19s were manufactured in the USSR, and even more MiGs were manufactured in China: over 4,500 units.
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After taking its first flight in 1954, the MiG-19 became a worldwide sensation – it was the first mass-produced aircraft capable of breaking the sound barrier in horizontal flight after taking off from the ground. Although it was the most advanced combat aircraft of its day, the MiG-19 also had certain problems with maneuverability, and certain other improvements also took shape that were then used in the upgraded versions of the MiG-19. The fighter received an all-movable stabilizer that significantly improved its flight characteristics, enhanced control and braking systems, and new, more powerful 30mm guns instead of 23mm guns. One of the most interesting modifications was the MiG-19PT fighter-interceptor, which was developed especially for the installation of K-13 (P-3C) air-to-air missiles. This missile was strongly influenced by the extremely successful American Sidewinder, models of which the Soviet Union received from China. The MiG-19PT's flight tests were successfully completed in 1964. The K-13 missile was then used on an entire series of combat aircraft and remained in active use until the end of the 80s. The MiG-19 itself was modernized several times and participated in many armed conflicts. Over 2,000 MiG-19s were manufactured in the USSR, and even more MiGs were manufactured in China: over 4,500 units.
  
 
''- From [https://warthunder.com/en/news/5934-development-mig-19pt-target-locked-en Devblog]''
 
''- From [https://warthunder.com/en/news/5934-development-mig-19pt-target-locked-en Devblog]''
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== See also ==
 
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* [https://warthunder.com/en/news/5934-development-mig-19pt-target-locked-en [Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> MiG-19PT: Target Locked]
 
* [https://warthunder.com/en/news/5934-development-mig-19pt-target-locked-en [Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> MiG-19PT: Target Locked]
  
 
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MiG-19PT
mig-19pt.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.3/10.3/10.3BR
1 personCrew
9.1 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
2 х Mikulin RD-9BEngine
Type
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1260 km/hStructural
577 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 30 mm NR-30 cannonWeapon 1
140 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x R-3S air-to-air missilesSetup 1
2 x R-13M air-to-air missilesSetup 2
2 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombSetup 3
2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombSetup 4
16 x S-5K rocketsSetup 5
32 x S-5K rocketsSetup 6
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png18 000 / 24 192/11 000 / 14 784/4 500 / 6 048Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 600 Ge icon.pngAces
× (226) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the Russian jet fighter MiG-19PT. For other versions, see MiG-19 (Family).

Description

GarageImage MiG-19PT.jpg


The MiG-19PT is a rank VI Russian jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic" and was one of the first three jets to feature guided air-to-air missiles, the other two being the F-100D and the Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9.

General info

Flight performance

Compression at high speeds is an issue for this aircraft. It especially affects the rudder. However, the MiG-19PT generally has a very responsive elevator, although excessive turning will bleed much speed due to the poor energy retention. As with many jets, manoeuvrability is poor at low speeds.

The aircraft has very good acceleration and climb rate.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 10,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
1,426 1,421 32.4 33.0 160 149.2 500
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 10,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ??? 1,436  ??.? 32.0  ??.? 180 500

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drag Parachute
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
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700 ~11 ~5
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 540 < 650 < 350 N/A
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 2,392 kgf 3,349 kgf

Survivability and armour

The aircraft is fairly fragile, with any hits likely to damage the engines due to how much space they take up inside the plane. When spaded one engine has enough power to get you back to base, but while stock it is a little harder and you may end up crashing. One benefit of the MiG though is that the elevators are separate to each other in the damage model, and therefore a hit to the tail causing an elevator loss isn't the end of the world, since the remaining one is good enough to continue the fight. Another point to note is that loss of oil in either engine will rapidly cause engine failure, so it is best to return to base ASAP when damaged.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: NR-30 (30 mm)

The MiG-19PT is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm NR-30 cannons, wing-mounted (70 rpg = 140 total)

The MiG-19 carries two 30 mm NR-30 cannons, mounted in the wing roots. Each gun has 70 rounds of ammunition, making a total of 140 rounds. The NR-30 cannons are very fast firing so this is not much ammo, and you can't afford to spray. The guns however are extremely powerful, and only a couple of rounds hitting an enemy aircraft will severely cripple them, if not outright kill them. The shell velocity is very high and you don't need much lead to hit a target.

The recommended belts for this aircraft are Ground Targets, they're more reliable than the Air Target belts and tend to take off wings and large sections, and destroy engines with one hit, in comparison to the air target belts which tend to spark or just damage external modules. The ground belts contain APHE rounds with 60 mm of penetration, but it is not really worth going for ground targets as the limited ammunition and high speed of the aircraft makes it very difficult to hit or kill anything.

Suspended armament

The MiG-19PT can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x R-3S missiles
  • 2 x R-13M missiles
  • 2 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs (200 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 16 x S-5K rockets
  • 32 x S-5K rockets

The MiG-19PT can carry two air to air missiles on under-wing pylons, the R-3S and the R-13M. The R-13M is a higher tier modification than the R-3S and it is recommended to equip the R-13M due to it's better tracking and higher overload. Although the R-13M has half the explosive mass of the R-3S it is far more reliable at getting to the target.

The ideal use-case for either missile is when you're at very high speed, following something like a Phantom from around a mile. The missile will get to the target before they can react, and with large targets like the Phantom, they can't pull hard enough at those speeds to evade the missile. It is not recommended to fire the missile in any sort of turn as they will just lose track.

Usage in battles

The MiG-19PT has great vertical energy retention and acceleration, so you should use this to your advantage. Taking the enemies vertical is the best move as they will quickly lose energy while you can maintain it. Once at high speed, the MiG-19PT will out-accelerate almost all other aircraft, so once you're on the tail of an enemy they will not have many options. The airbrake is also a very effective tool, allowing you to stay behind someone if they try to force you to overshoot and the plane also rolls well enough that you can engage in rolling scissors if need be.

It is recommended to avoid throttling down the engine as it has an extremely long spool time until it produces max thrust and this will let your opponent get away from you while you struggle to accelerate.

Radars

Main article: RP-5

The MiG-19PT is equipped with a RP-5 search and tracking radar. One radar antenna is located in the centre of the air intake, while the other (and the main body of the radar) is located in the nose of the aircraft, above the intake.

RP-5 - Target Detection Radar
Maximum
Detection
Range
Guaranteed
Detection
Range
Max Azimuth
Scan Angle
Max Elevation
Scan Angle
12,000 m 8,000 m ±60° ±40°
RP-5 - Target Tracking Radar
Maximum
Tracking
Range
Minimum
Tracking
Range
Azimuth Tracking
Angle
Elevation Tracking
Angle
4,500 m 100 m ±7° ±7°

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Compressor Offensive 30 mm FAB-100
II New boosters Airframe FAB-250 R-3S
III Wings repair New 30 mm cannons S5K
IV G-suit Engine Cover R-13M

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Higher top speed possible than F-100D above 6,500 m
  • Incredibly high rate of climb
  • Hard-hitting guns, low recoil effects due to wing root placement
  • Great vertical energy retention
  • Roll rate superior to the MiG-17
  • Incredible acceleration from 600-900 km/h, so it is able to regain energy very fast
  • Has a target detection and tracking radar
  • Decent manoeuvrability

Cons:

  • Compression at high speed, wings don't provide as much lift as the Super Sabre
  • Wings can rip when rolling and turning at high speed
  • Only two air-to-air missiles, locking range is 0.5 km less than that of the AIM-9B on F-100D
  • Poor low-speed manoeuvrability
  • Ventral fin will impact the ground during takeoff if the rotation is prematurely initiated resulting in the tail breaking off
  • Engines are huge; can be easily disabled by enemy fire
  • Radar suite is not as good as the one fitted on the Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9 and Mitsubishi T-2

History

After taking its first flight in 1954, the MiG-19 became a worldwide sensation – it was the first mass-produced aircraft capable of breaking the sound barrier in horizontal flight after taking off from the ground. Although it was the most advanced combat aircraft of its day, the MiG-19 also had certain problems with maneuverability, and certain other improvements also took shape that were then used in the upgraded versions of the MiG-19. The fighter received an all-movable stabilizer that significantly improved its flight characteristics, enhanced control and braking systems, and new, more powerful 30mm guns instead of 23mm guns. One of the most interesting modifications was the MiG-19PT fighter-interceptor, which was developed especially for the installation of K-13 (P-3C) air-to-air missiles. This missile was strongly influenced by the extremely successful American Sidewinder, models of which the Soviet Union received from China. The MiG-19PT's flight tests were successfully completed in 1964. The K-13 missile was then used on an entire series of combat aircraft and remained in active use until the end of the 80s. The MiG-19 itself was modernized several times and participated in many armed conflicts. Over 2,000 MiG-19s were manufactured in the USSR, and even more MiGs were manufactured in China: over 4,500 units.

- From Devblog

Media

  • MiG-19PT in the sunset

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


USSR jet aircraft
Yakovlev  Yak-15 · Yak-15P · Yak-17 · Yak-23 · Yak-30
Mikoyan-Gurevich  MiG-9 · MiG-9 Late · MiG-15bis · MiG-15 · MiG-15bis ISH · MiG-17 · MiG-17AS · MiG-19PT · MiG-21 F-13
Lavochkin  La-174 · La-15 · La-200
Ilyushin  IL-28 · IL-28Sh
Tupolev  Tu-14T