Transporte Aéreo Militar

of the Paraguayan Air Force
 

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Transport
Secondary Role:
First Formed: 1954
Parent Unit: Air Force HQ
Current Status: Disbanded

History

The unit was formed on 10.3.1954 with one DC-3 Dakota to increase the transportation capabilities for passengers, mail and cargo, while at the same time intensifying the training of military pilots. TAM made scheduled flights throughout Paraguay. Many aircraft are jointly used by the Transporte Aéreo Militar (TAM) and the Grupo de Transporte Aéreo. During the next years the TAM received about 30 C-47 Dakota aircraft. All the transport airplanes changed their serial system in 1980, from “T” to a four digit number system. Due to economic crisis in Paraguay the unit was disbanded in August 1998.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Douglas C-47 Dakota 34 1954 – 1998 T-21,23,25,27,33,35,37,41,43,45,47,49,51,53,

55,57,59,61,63,65,67,69,71,73,75,77,79,81,83,

85,2003-2028,2030,2032,2034

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina 2 1955 – 1988 T-29,31
Convair CV-240 1 1963 – 1969 T-63
Douglas DC-6B 3 1975 – 1988 4001-4003
Convair C-131D Samaritan 1 1976 – 1989 2001
CASA C-212 Aviocar 5 1984 – 1998 2027,2029,2031,2033,2035


Unit Markings

Transporte Aéreo Militar (TAM)


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Silvio Pettirossi IAP/Asunción 1954 – 1998


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

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

Other Sources

To be added.

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