Shenyang F-6 Farmer

in North Korean Air Force service

History

One-hundred F-6Cs were supplied in 1988/89. Only one F-6C has been positively identified, 529 Red. This particular F-6C was flown by Capt Lee Chol-Su from Onsan AB to Suwon AB, South Korea, on 23 May 1996. The F-6 remains in front-line service with two Air Regiments. Also see MiG-19.

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References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19: The Soviet Union’s First Production Supersonic Fighter (Yefim Gordon)

Other Sources

To be added.

Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-19S Farmer-C

in North Korean Air Force service

History

A 1961 USSR-DPRK mutual assistance and military cooperation treaty meant that a number of MiG-19S Farmer-C supersonic fighter-bombers were delivered to the DPRKAF. At least 15 MiG-19Ss, and possibly more than twice that number, were delivered. It is possible that further batches of MiG-19s were supplied to North Korea. In 1983, 30 MiG-19s were transferred to Iraq. All aircraft included in this transfer are believed to have been Farmer-Cs, as no Shenyang F-6s had reached North Korea at this juncture. In 1997, 120 MiG-19/Shenyang F-6 reportedly remained in service. It may be presumed that all Russian-built MiG-19s have been withdrawn from service. Also see Shenyang F-6.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
         
         
         


Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19: The Soviet Union’s First Production Supersonic Fighter (Yefim Gordon)

Other Sources

To be added.