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Key Facts

Current Title:
Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya
English Title:
Uruguayan Air Force
Abbreviation:
FAU
First Established:
1913
ICAO Code:
(None)
Country:
Uruguay
Status:
Active

History

Narrative Summary

Air Force History

Key Dates

Uruguayan Air Force Timeline

Current Status

The aircraft of the Air Force are fully operational.

Future Plans

No information available.

Markings

National Insignia

CurrentHistorical

Aircraft Serial Numbers

From the early 1930s until the late 1940s the aircraft serials began with number 1 and were used in chronological order as aircraft arrive in the Air Force.

From 1935 prefixes for unit identification were used, e.g. E, B1, B2 and S for the EMA, the Bases Aeronáuticas 1 and 2 and the División Servicios (D.T.A.G.y S.)

From 11.9.1941 another system of prefixes for unit identification were used, e.g. E, B1, B2 and S for the EMA, the Bases Aeronáuticas 1 and 2 and the División Servicios ( D.T.A.G.y S. ), with three digits allocated within the following blocks:

001 to 099 helicopters

100 to 199 bomber and crew trainers

200 to 299 fighters and advanced trainers

300 to 399 basic and advanced trainers

400 to 499 (reserved)

500 to 599 transports

600 to 699 primary trainers

700 to 799 communcations

800 to 899 miscellaneous types

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Alphabetical OrderChronological Order

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

To be added.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Comando General de la Fuerza Aérea, Base Aérea Cap. Boiso Lanza, Avenida Don Pedro de Mendoza 5553, Montevideo.

Organisational Structure

The Air Operations Command (Comando Aéreo de Operaciones) is divided into three Brigada Aéreas, each consisting of one to four squadrons (Escuadrón Aéreo).

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1927)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1937)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1941)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1947)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1957)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1967)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1977)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1987)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1997)

All-Time Flying Units List

Units Listing

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The Uruguay Air Force currently operates four mayor airbases.
Military Air Bases Listing

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Military Air Bases Listing

More Information

Books

Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)
Latin American Military Aviation (John Andrade, Midland Counties, 1982)
Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969 (Dan Hagedorn)
Aircraft of the Chaco War 1928-1935 (Dan Hagedorn / Antonio L. Sapienza)
Air Arsenal North America (Phil Butler)
Militair 1982 (Aviation Press, 1982)

Magazines

World Air Power Journal No.31 p. 154-157

Websites

Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya (official hompage)
Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya
Memorias del Tiempo del Vuelo
Scramble: Uruguay Air Arms

Any photographs illustrating this air arm would be welcome.

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