MiG-19PM - Kunovice, Czech Republic
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Quick Description: MiG-19PM in Kunovice Aviation Museum
Location: Zlínský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/10/2019 11:07:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM1024Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
Kunovice Aviation Museum was founded in 1970 by members of the Moravian Aeroclub, Alois Hrácek and Jirí Marek. Initially it was built as a museum or cooperative aircraft produced in a factory in Kunovice (visit link) .

The air museum at Kunovice focuses its exhibition primarily on aircraft built by the Let company (visit link) , which has its headquarters at the Kunovice airport (visit link) . Let was originally established as a branch of the Prague based Avia company in 1936 assigned to do maintenance on Avia built aircraft. Let came into its own as a manufacturer in the 1950s initially by producing designs of other companies.

The museum’s collection also includes a selection of former Czechoslovak air force aircraft including MiG-15, MiG-19 and MiG-21 fighter jets as well as Sukhoi Su-7 attack aircraft, a Mil Mi-4 helicopter and two variants of the Avia Av-14 transport, the Av-14 being the Czech license built version of the Illyushin Il-14.

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (NATO reporting name: Farmer) is a Soviet second generation, single-seat, twin jet-engined fighter aircraft. It was the first Soviet production aircraft capable of supersonic speeds in level flight. A comparable U.S. "Century Series" fighter was the North American F-100 Super Sabre, although the MiG-19 would primarily oppose the more modern McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II and Republic F-105 Thunderchief over North Vietnam.

MiG-19PM No. 1040
Date of Production: 1961
Construction Number: 651040
Serial Number / Registration Code: 1040
26.02.1961-24.07.1961 5th Fighter Air Regiment
24.07.1961-19.12.1962 1st Fighter Air Regiment
19.12.1962-21.01.1965 4th Fighter Air Regiment
21.01.1965-10.06.1965 7th Air Detachment
10.06.1965-30.05.1972 4th Fighter Air Regiment
30.05.1972-11.10.1972 5th Fighter Air Regiment
Date of Decommissioning: 11.10.1972
More information: (visit link)
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): MiG-19PM

Tail Number: (S/N): 1040

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Kunovice Aviation Museum

inside / outside: outside

Access restrictions:

Other Information:: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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