Base Naval Bahia Negra

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Paraguayan Navy.

Location

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: to be added.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. S 20° 13′ 58.0044″ W 058° 10′ 12.9966″
Decimal S 20.232779 ° E 58.170277

Elevation: YY m/343 ft

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History

Name Changes

Base Naval Bahia Negra ?? – Present

Narrative Summary

To be added.

Key Dates

??    Formal opening of the base

Runways

Direction Length Width Surface
Metres (m) Feet (ft) Metres (m) Feet (ft)
01/19 xx xx xx xx Paved

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Paraguayan Navy Aviation

Based Civilian Operators

To be added.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

None known

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.

Base Aérea Silvio Pettirossi IAP

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Paraguayan Air Force.

Location

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: to be added.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. S 25° 14′ 23.00″ W 057° 31′ 09.00″
Decimal N 25.239722° E 57.519167°

Elevation: 89 m/292 ft

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History

Name Changes

Base Aérea Silvio Pettirossi IAP ?? – Present

Narrative Summary

From 1954 till 1989 the airport was known as Alfredo Stroessner IAP. The Grupo Aerotáctico is based here.

Key Dates

??    Formal opening of the base

Runways

Direction Length Width Surface
Metres (m) Feet (ft) Metres (m) Feet (ft)
02/20 3353 11001 46 151 Paved

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Paragauyan Air Force
Paraguayan Navy Aviation

Based Civilian Operators

To be added.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

None known

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

http://wikimapia.org/18906197/es/Base-A%C3%A9rea-%C3%91U-GUAZU

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.

Arsenal de Marina

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Paraguayan Navy.

Location

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: to be added.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. S 25° 17′ 27.00″ W 057° 40′ 07.00″
Decimal N 25.290833° E 57.668611°

Elevation: 89 m/292 ft

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History

Name Changes

Arsenal de Marina/td>

?? – Present

Narrative Summary

Rotor wing aircraft are operated from this base.

Key Dates

??    Formal opening of the base

Runways

None – helicopter operations only.

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Paraguayan Navy Aviation

Based Civilian Operators

None.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

None known

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

Wikimapia

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.

National Markings
Paraguayan Naval Aviation

of the Paraguayan Navy

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by Paraguayan Naval Aviation since its formation:


                          (no main marking used)                
                              Main Marking                            Fin Flash

1929-n/a
The fin flash is displayed on the rudder. Black anchors were painted in the four wing positions instead of roundels and the serial numbers were painted in black squared
letters/numbers on both sides of the front fuselage.


                                     
                                Main Marking                        Fin Flash

n/a-n/a
The main marking is displayed in 4 positions (ie above and below each wing). The fin flash is displayed on the rudder. Most aircraft have the serial number applied on the fuselage and on one position below each wing.


                         (no main marking used)                
                           Main Marking                              Fin Flash

n/a-Present
The fin flash is displayed on the rudder, which is superimposed on an anchor-marking. Most aircraft have NAVAL and the serial number applied on the fuselage. The helicopters have the serial number applied on the fuselage.

Paraguayan Naval Aviation

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

The service was formed as Servicio Aeronáutica de la Marina in 1927. Naval aviation started in 1929 with the purchase of a Savoia Marchetti SM.59bis and one CANT 10. During the Chaco War the service received two Macchi M.18. One of these aircraft (serial R-5) made the first night aerial bombing mission in South America on December 20, 1934. After the war it was absorbed into the army air force only to become a separate force in the fifties again as Servicio Aeronaval de la Armada del Paraguay. During World War Two the ANP got two N3N through the Lend-Lease Program.

After their participation in the Revolution of 1947, the ANP was almost dismantled. This was due to the fact that the ANP fought on the rebel side and since the Government forces won, the Navy had to pay the price. There was only one N3N operational at that time. It was only 1950 when the ANP got three Republic RC-3. During the next years the service got only small quantities of transport and communication aircraft. During the 1960s the name was again changed and became Aviación Naval Paraguaya. In 1972 the naval aviation got its first helicopter, four Bell 47G Sioux.

Today the ANP is organised into three Grupo Aeronavals.

Key Dates

1927    The service was formed as Servicio Aeronáutica de la Marina.
20 December 1934    First night aerial bombing mission in South America.
1950s    Naval aviation was reactivated as Servicio Aeronaval de la Armada del Paraguay.
1960s    The service was renamed as Aviación Naval Paraguaya.

Current Status

The aircraft of the Naval Aviation are fully operational.

Future Plans

No information available.

Markings

National Insignia

CurrentHistorical

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Serial numbers consist of a three-digit number. Earlier transport aircraft were prefixed T, training aircraft E and helicopter H with a two or three-digit number.

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

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

None known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional, Avenida Mariscal Lopez y Vicepresidente Sanchez, Asunción

Organisational Structure

Today the ANP is organised in three Grupo Aeronavals.

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1932)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1947)

All-Time Flying Units List

Escuadrilla de Caza-Bombardeo
Escuadrilla de Entrenamiento
Escuela Aeronaval
Esquadrilla de Helicópteros de Ataque
Esquadrilla de Propósitos Generales
Grupo Aeronaval de Helicópteros
Grupo Aeronaval de Propósitos Generales
Grupo Aeronaval Entrenamiento
Servicio Aeronaval (SAN)

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The Paraguay Naval Aviation currently operates two mayor airbases.
Military Air Bases Listing

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Paraguayan Army Aviation operated from one mayor airbase.
Military Air Bases Listing

More Information

Books

Latin American Military Aviation (Midland Counties, 1982)
Militair 1982 (Aviation Press, 1982)

Magazines

World Air Power Journal No.31 p. 150-152
SAFO Vol. 16, No.2 (62), p.41-43

Websites

wikipedia: Military of Paraguay
Scramble: Paraguayan Air Arms
La Armada Paraguaya
Auction of 3 Navy Aircraft

Any photographs illustrating this air arm would be welcome.

Grupo Aeronaval de Propósitos Generales

of the Paraguayan Navy

History

No unit history known.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Vultee BT-13A Valiant 3 1960 – 1968 110,125,129
Cessna 206 Stationair 4 1968 – 1990 130-133
Cessna 210 Centurion 2 1974 – Present 134,136
Cessna 310 2 1988 – Present 142,144
Cessna 401 2 1984 – Present 146,401


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Silvio Pettirossi IAP/Asunción n/a – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

Grupo Aeronaval de Helicópteros

of the Paraguayan Navy

History

No unit history known.

Subordinate Units

Esquadrilla de Helicópteros de Ataque
Esquadrilla de Propósitos Generales

Aircraft

See subordinate units.

Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Arsenal de Marina/Puerto Sajonia n/a – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

Esquadrilla de Helicópteros de Ataque

of the Paraguayan Navy

History

No unit history known.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Helibras HB-350B Esquilo 3 1986 – Present H-501,502


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Arsenal de Marina/Puerto Sajonia n/a – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

Current Order of Battle

of the Paraguayan Navy

Click on unit title for more details

Unit Type Base
Grupo Aeronaval de Propósitos Generales Cessna 206,210,310, 401 Asunción/BA Pettirossi IAP
Grupo Aeronaval de Helicópteros   Puerto Sajonia/Arsenal de Marina

Esquadrilla de Helicópteros de Ataque

HB-350B Puerto Sajonia/Arsenal de Marina

Esquadrilla de Propósitos Generales

HB-350B, UH-12E Puerto Sajonia/Arsenal de Marina
Grupo Aeronaval Entrenamiento Cessna 150M Asunción/BA Pettirossi IAP