Shenyang J-6A Farmer

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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