Escuela Militar de Aeronáutica

of the Uruguayan Air Force
 

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Training
Secondary Role:
First Formed: 1913
Parent Unit: ?
Current Status: Active

History

The unit was formed at Los Cerrillos as Escuela Militar de Aviación (EMA) on 17.3.1913 with one Framan and one Bleriot XI aircraft. Due to lack of funds the school ceased to exist in July 1913 and was only reactivated on 20.11.1916 at the Paso de Mendoza zone of Montevideo. In 1935 the unit received five Tiger Moth, which were operated by the División Servicios of the EMA. On 31.12.1935 the school got its present name.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Farman 2 1913 – 1923 no serial
Blériot XI 1 1913 – n/a no serial
Castaibert 5 1916 – n/a no serial
Ansaldo SVA-10 3 1920 – 1931 1,2,4
Ansaldo A-1 Balilla 1 1920 – 1931 n/a
SPAD 13.C1 8 1920 – 1924 1-8
Avro 504K 17 1920 – 1934 1-9,11-17,21
Morane Saulnier 35 EP 1 1920 – 1934 2
Breguet 14A2 9 1921 – 1938 n/a
Nieuport Ni.27 24 1922 – 1931 5-28
de Havilland DH.9 1 1922 – 1929 n/a
Schreck FBA Typ H 1 1924 – 1928 n/a
Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard 1 1925 – 1926 n/a
Potez 25TOE/A2 7/8 1929 – 1948 1-7
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth 18 1935 – 1949 1-18
Hanriot H-431 1 1936 – n/a E-10
de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide 1 1936 – 1949 n/a
Fairchild PT-19A/B 12/9 1942 – 1961 620-640
North American AT-6B/C/D Texan 1/4/12 1942 – 1978 n/a
Curtiss SNC-1 Falcon 9 1942 – 1951 200-208
Fairchild PT-26A 50 1946 – 1965 641-676
Ryan Navion L-17B 3 1949 – 1951 no serial,520
de Havilland DHC.1 Chipmunk 10 1955 – 1958 600-609
Cessna T-41D Mescalero 7 1969 – 1999 600-606
Beech T-34A/B Mentor 17/29 1977 – 1999 630-646,650,651,660-687
Beech 58 Baron 2 1998 – Present 790,791
Aermacchi SF-260EU 13 2000 – Present 610-622


Unit Markings

Escuela Militar de Aeronáutica



Main Bases

Base Duration
Los Cerrillos/Canelones 1913 – 1913
Base Aérea Cap. Boiso Lanza/Montevideo 1916 – 1937
Base Aérea Gral. Artigas/Pando 1937 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

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