1 Escuadrón de Caza

of the Paraguayan Air Force
 

Key Facts

Short Name: EdC1
Nickname: Guarani
Main Role: Fighter/Attack
Secondary Role:
First Formed: n/a
Parent Unit: Grupo Aerot
Current Status: Active

History

The unit was formed as 1 Escuadrilla de Caza in 1929 with 7 Wilbault 73. Later the unit was disbanded and only reformed in 1978 with the arrival of the MB-326 as Escuadrón de Caza "Guarani". The aircraft are jointly used by the Escuadrillas "Orion" and "Centauro". The unit was disbanded in 2007 and its aircraft are stored at Base Aérea Silvio
Pettirossi IAP.


Subordinate Units

[1978 – present]
Escuadrilla “Orion”
Escuadrilla “Centauro”

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Savoia S.52 1 1927 – 1933 no serial
Wibault 73 7 1929 – 1935 1-7,23
Fiat CR.32 5 1939 – 1941 n/a
Fiat CR.30B 2 1939 – 1944 n/a
Embraer EMB-326 Xavante 10 1978 – 2007 1001-1010


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú/Asunción 1929 – 1932
Base Aérea Isla Poí 1932 – 1934
Fortin Mayor Cesar López de Filippis 1934 – 1935
Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú/Asunción 1935 – n/a
Base Aérea Silvio Pettirossi IAP/Asunción 1978 – 2007


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
  • Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969 (Dan Hagedorn)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

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