FARMER
FARMER

Manufacturer

SHENYANG

Markings:

Egyptian Air Force, 211th FGA (Fighter Bomber) Brigade, Jiyanklis, Egypt, 2000

Designation:

J-6A

Serial Number:

301

SHENYANG J-6A FARMER

First built 1958 the J-6A is the Chinese built version of the radar equipped MiG-19PF. The Farmer was the first supersonic production fighter in the USSR and in China. Although the first Chinese built J-6 aircraft rolled off the assembly line in 1958 very poor quality control in both engine and airframe manufacture led to the first batch of aircraft being refused by the Chinese Air Force. It was not until 1963 that the first aircraft entered service in the Peoples' Liberation Army Air Force. While the MiG-19 had a relatively short service life in the Soviet Air Force it remained in Chinese service until the end of the 1990s. Widely exported as the F-6A, Chinese built Farmers have served in numerous air forces including; North Korea, North Vietnam, Pakistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Small numbers of them remain in service with several of these nations.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 30.18 ft
  • Length: 48.88 ft
  • Height: 12.73 ft
  • Weight: 22,045 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 955 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 58,725 ft
  • Range: 745 miles
  • Engines: 2 Liming WP-6 afterburning turbojets, 14,330 lbs thrust each
  • Crew: 1