Escuela de Aviación Militar

of the Paraguayan Air Force
 

Key Facts

Short Name: MilAvSc
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Training
Secondary Role:
First Formed: 1914
Parent Unit: Air Force HQ
Current Status: Disbanded

History

The unit was founded in 1914 with one Henri Farman and two Bleriot aircraft and Teniente Silvio Pettrossi as first dircetor. Pettrossi died on October 17, 1916, when he crahed with the Deperdussin T in Buenos Aires. After three years without flight activity the Escuela de Aviación Militar (EAM) was reactivated with the acquisition of one each Macchi-Lohner L-3 flying boat and Macchi M-7 in 1919. During the revolution of 1922 the flown aircraft were not part of the EAM as the school was only reformed on 22.2.1923, because of the good performace of the air elements during the revolution.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Deperdussin T 1 1913 – 1916 n/a
Farman 1 1914 – n/a n/a
Blériot 2 1914 – n/a n/a
Macchi-Lohner L-3 1 1919 – 1919 n/a
Macchi M-7 1 1919 – n/a n/a
Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 1 1922 – 1922 n/a
Ansaldo SVA-10 1 1922 – 1932 1
Ansaldo SVA-5 5 1922 – 1932 2
Blériot-SPAD S.XX 1 1922 – n/a n/a
SAML Aviatik A.3 2 1922 – 1937 n/a
Brequet 14 1 1922 – 1922 n/a
de Havilland D.H.9 1 1922 – 1922 n/a
Hanriot HD-32 3 1927 – 1932 E.1,E.2,E.3
Morane-Saulnier M.S.35 1 1927 – 1936 E.4
Morane-Saulnier M.S.139 1 1927 – 1932 E.5
Consolidated Fleet 2 5 1931 – 1943 E-7,9,11,13,15
Curtiss D-12 Falcon 1 1932 – 1943 17
Breda Ba.25 Idro 3 1939 – 1943 n/a
Muniz M9 2 1939 – n/a n/a
Stearman PT-17 Kaydet 10 1942 – n/a n/a
Vultee BT-13A Valiant 12 1942 – 1959 0051,0053,0055,0057,0059,0061,0063,0065,0067,0069
Fairchild PT-19A 30 1942 – 1972 40-49,92-99,0001,0003,0005,0007,0009, 0011,0013,0015,0017,0019,0021,0023, 0025,0027
North American AT-6C Texan 3 1943 – 1966 78-80
Neiva 56B Paulistinha 4 1963 – 1973 E-01,03,05,07


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú/Asunción 1914 – 1966


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969 (Dan Hagedorn)
  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

Other Sources

To be added.

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