Escuadrilla ‘Centauro’

of the Paraguayan Air Force

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: Centauro
Main Role: Fighter
Secondary Role:
First Formed: n/a
Parent Unit: 1 Escuadr
Current Status: Active


The unit was formed in 1978 with the arrival of the MB-326. 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



Type Qty Service Example Serials
Embraer EMB-326 Xavante 10 1978 – 2007 1001-1010

Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added

Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Silvio Pettirossi IAP/Asunción 1978 – 2007


None currently available.

More Information


  • 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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