At the 19th regiment, MiG-19s were withdrawn from service in the mid-seventies. In 1974, five MiG-21MF Fishbed-J arrived at Graf Ignatievo airport. In 1975, they phased out the last MiG-19S tactical fighter.
Then, between 1977 and 1978, they received 15 more MiG-21MF and MF-75 fighters from the 18th regiment. The old MiG-19PM Farmer-E interceptors flew in November 1978 for the last time.