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This page is about the Russian jet fighter MiG-19PT. For the German version, see MiG-19S (Germany).


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The MiG-19PT is a rank VI Russian jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB), 9.7 (RB), and 10.3 (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.

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.

Max Speed
(km/h at 10,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
1,390 1,386 17200 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
 ?,???  ?,??? 17200  ??.?  ??.?  ???.?  ???.? 500


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
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

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.


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)

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.

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.

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

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.

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


  • 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 in Arcade battle
  • 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
  • Bad energy retention while turning.


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


  • MiG-19PT in the sunset
  • MiG-19PT over Malta.

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
Bereznyak-Isayev  BI
Yakovlev  Yak-15 · Yak-15P · Yak-17 · Yak-23 · Yak-30 · Yak-38 · Yak-38M
Mikoyan-Gurevich  MiG-9 · MiG-9 (l) · MiG-15 · MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH · MiG-17 · MiG-17AS · MiG-19PT
  MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21PFM · MiG-21SMT · MiG-21bis
Lavochkin  La-174 · La-15 · La-200
Sukhoi  Su-9 · Su-11 · Su-7B · Su-7BKL · Su-17M2
Ilyushin  IL-28 · IL-28Sh
Tupolev  Tu-14T