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General characteristics
1 personCrew
5.8 tEmpty weight
9.1 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
17 200 mCeiling
sec21.5/21.5/0.0Turn Time
157 km/hStalling speed
2 х Mikulin RD-9BEngine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1 260 km/hStructural
577 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 30 mm NR-30 cannonWeapon 1
140 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х R-3S air-to-air missilesSetup 1
2 х R-13M air-to-air missilesSetup 2
2 х 100 kg OFAB-100 bombSetup 3
2 х 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombSetup 4
16 х S-5K rocketsSetup 5
32 х S-5K rocketsSetup 6
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png16 000 / 21 504/9 800 / 13 171/5 120 / 6 881Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 600 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.26 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the Russian jet fighter MiG-19PT. For the German version, see MiG-19S (Germany).


GarageImage MiG-19PT.jpg

The MiG-19PT is a rank VI Russian jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.0 (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. The MiG-19PT is the top-rank aircraft in the Soviet fighter line-up.

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Max Speed
(km/h at 10,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
1,390 1,386 17 200 32.4 33.7 124.2 116.1 500
Max Speed
(km/h at 10,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
 ?,???  ?,??? 17 200  ??.?  ??.?  ???.?  ???.? 500


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
1 260 577 700 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities
< 540 < 500 < 500 N/A
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 2,392 kgf 2,990 kgf

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.


Offensive armament

Main article: Type 30-1 (30 mm)

The MiG-19PT is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm Type 30-1 cannons, wing-mounted (70 rpg = 140 total)

Suspended armament

Main articles: R-3S, R-13M

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

  • Without load
  • 2 x R-3S missiles
  • 2 x R-13M missiles

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).


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

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable


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

Pros and cons


  • Second highest top speed in jets
  • 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
  • Moderate energy retention
  • Roll rate superior to the MiG-17
  • Incredible acceleration in Arcade Battles
  • Has a target detection and tracking radar


  • Bad rudder, making it difficult to aim at a target at high speeds
  • Compression at high speed, wings don't provide as much lift as the Super Sabre
  • Difficult to land, landing flaps are unadvised when going for a touchdown to allow the nose to retain some control
  • Wings can rip when rolling and turning at high speed
  • No bomb load
  • 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


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


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

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  • 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