Air Force History
Uruguayan Air Force Timeline
The aircraft of the Air Force are fully operational.
No information available.
Current — Historical
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
Coding system not used
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
To be added.
Comando General de la Fuerza Aérea, Base Aérea Cap. Boiso Lanza, Avenida Don Pedro de Mendoza 5553, Montevideo.
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
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
Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)
Latin American Military Aviation (John Andrade, Midland Counties, 1982)
Texan and Harvards in Latin America (Dan Hagedorn)
Latin American Fighters (Iñigo Guevara y Moyano)
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)
World Air Power Journal No.31 p. 154-157
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.