Due to being quite independent of Soviet policy (being a Socialist rather than Communist nation for starters & not allowing foreign troops on its soil) Romania might benefit from imports that traditional Eastern Block nations typically wouldn't. Positive business ties with France and Israel allow for several western technological transfers as in the case of China.
Romanian infantry feature a varied array of flame weapons making them the most arsonist army ingame InfantryPatriotic Guards/ Gărzile Patriotice
The Patriotic Guards (Romanian: Gărzile patriotice) were Romanian paramilitary formations formed during the Communist era, designed to provide additional defense in case of outside attack.
The Patriotic Guards were staffed by about 700,000 citizens in 1989, both men and women. In keeping with the doctrine of War of the Entire People, the Patriotic Guards were a combined territorial defense or national guard and civil defense organization, which was established immediately after the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. The Patriotic Guards worked closely with the Ministry of National Defense but were directly subordinate to the PCR and the UTC. Relying more on ordinary citizens than on the professional military, the Patriotic Guards served as a potential counterweight to or check on the power and influence of the regular armed forces.
In 1989 the Patriotic Guards were organized into company- and platoon-sized units in almost every judet, municipality, town, village, and industrial or agricultural enterprise. Under the command of the first secretary of the local PCR apparatus, they conducted basic and refresher training in small-arms handling, demolition, mortar and grenade-launcher firing, and small-unit tactics. In wartime they had responsibility for local antiaircraft defense, providing early warning of air attack, defending population centers and important elements of national infrastructure, and conducting civil engineering work as needed to reestablish essential military production after an attack. They would reconnoiter and attack enemy flanks and rear areas, combat airborne units and special forces penetrating deep into Romania, and mount resistance operations against occupying forces. In keeping with their guerrilla image, the Patriotic Guards wore plain uniforms with no insignia or badges of rank.
PM md.63 (AKM) & MG42s
Vânători de Munte - mountain troops
Pușcași Marini - marine infantry (no shock status as defense units only)
Parasutisti - paratroopersDetașamentul de Intervenție Rapidă (DIR)
Detașamentul Special de Protecție și Intervenție (Ex. Detașamentul de Intervenție Rapidă, DIR) (DSPI, The Special Detachment of Protection and Intervention) of the Romanian Ministry of Defense is an elite special operations unit of the Romanian military.
During the early 1990s, a very small special operations (SOF) detachment was born within the Romanian military. It was incorporated in what was at that time the 30th Guard Brigade, or Brigada 30 Gardă "Mihai Viteazul".
Referred to simply as "the special operations subunit", this small detachment was relatively unknown, even among armed forces personnel.
DSPI is a special unit inside the military, and is formed of highly skilled individuals. A very large percentage of its members are champions in martial arts, kickboxing, athletic disciplines and so on. DSPI was, until December 2003, top secret.
DSPI operatives operate both in small 4- or 6-man teams and in larger teams, depending on the task to be performed. Although the detachment's main missions are VIP protection and anti-terrorist intervention, the unit is also capable of hostage rescue, airborne/seaborne assault and DA (Direct Action), which make it the Romanian equivalent of the British SAS, US Army's Delta Force or Israel's "Sayeret Mat'kal".
Cat A (1990+) Spec ops Uzi wielding unit.
Gărzile Patriotice (militia) - SKS, RPG-2, MG42
Motorizati (line inf) - PM md. 63, RPG 7V, Cugir
Parasutisti (shock, para) - PM md. 65, RPG 7VM, md.64
Parasutisti 90 (shock, paras) - PM md. 86 cu, RPG 7VR, md.93
Pușcași Marini (marine, 15men) - PM md. 86, RPG 7V, md.64
Vânători de Munte (mountain, light inf) - PM md. 63, AG-9, Cugir
Vânători de Munte 90 (mountain, light inf) - PM md. 86, AG-9VNT (w/PG-9VNT tandem heat warhead), md.93
DIR (elite) - Mini Uzi, Deva 40mm GL w/ incendiary grenade or LGEI-99 Snake, md.93
Geniști 75 (engineers) - PM md. 63, LPO-50 flamethrower
Geniști 80 (engineers) - PM md. 63, AGI 3x40
[*]Geniști 90 (engineers) - PM md. 63, LGEI-99 Snake FAE or RPG-7 EI FAE
Echipa de Suport - PM md 63, RPG-7VL
[*]Echipa de Suport - PM md 86, LGEI-99 Snake
ATGM 80 - PM md.63, Fagot ATGM
ATGM 90 - PM md.86, Konkurs ATGM
MANPADS 80 - PM md.63, CA-94 SAM
MANPADS 90 - PM md.86, CA-94M SAM
Pistol Mitralieră model 1963 (PM md.63)
Pușcă Automată model 1986 (AIMS-74)
PA md. 86 cu țeavă scurtă (AKS-74U)
Puşcă Mitralieră model 1964 (RPK)
Puşcă Mitralieră model 1993 (RPK-74)
Flame Weapons: Romanians sure do love to play with fire
AGI 3x40 1973
[*]Deva 40mm GL w/ incendiary grenade
It was presented an incendiary grenade caliber 40 mm, made from plant Tohan Mechanics and Mechanical Plant Plopeni as part of the range of ammunition for grenade launcher with a blow AG-40 model.80 (mounted automatic rifle) product Mechanical Plant Cugir or semi-automatic grenade thrower 6 shots revolving product Mechanical Plant Deva, today disappeared.
[*]AG-7 incendiary grenade.
Now Carfil Brasov product antitank grenade launcher AG-7 incendiary blow weighing 2.2 kg, incendiary substance gros 550 cm3, length 920 mm, spanking maximum distance 1500 m and 500 m maximum direct blow
[*]LGEI-99 Snake FAE
FAE warhead variant.
[*]PG 7 EI THERMOBARIC (unsure of entry date)
RPG-7 FAE round.
PG-7VM warhead for AG-7(Romania produces it)
The PG-7VM HEAT round was originally developed in the Soviet Union in 1969. An improved version of the earlier PG-7V HEAT round (the ‘M’ stands for Modernizirovanii, or ‘modernised’), the PG-7VM is capable of defeating 300mm of RHA whilst weighing in at 1.98kg, 270g less than it’s predecessor. It is 52mm longer than the PG-7V, and has a smooth, rather than fluted, nose cone. It is also a narrower design, with a diameter of 70mm, allowing for more projectiles to be carried in the ‘quiver’ type backpacks occasionally used to transport RPG rounds and making the projectile somewhat less susceptible to crosswinds. The range of the PG-7VM is comparable to the PG-7V at around 350m. The primary explosive compound is A-IX-1, a phlegmatised compound consisting of 96% RDX and 4% paraffin wax. The warhead is fuzed with the VP-7M PIBD fuze.
Fagot (mid 80s)
[*]LGEI-99 Snake 1995
It was a 99mm RPG, that employed a countermass system similar to that in the German Armbrust RPG, which allegedly made it very quiet, flashless, smokeless, near-recoilless, and able to be fired from an enclosed space as small as 3m x 3m. The manufacturer was Turbomecanica.
Portable grenade launcher termobarice cal.99 mm (this launcher, known in the literature under the trade name deLGEI-99 SNAKE, is credited with a cumulative strike can pierce armor 420 mm equivalent RHA8 (no upgrades) from the same sources resulting in the launch produce a small amount of smoke and a slight noise to avoid unmasking the drawer) The weight of 9,5 kg is loaded, grenade weight was 4 kg total length of 1.4 m, maximum 1100 m spanking ,. Although it is difficult to manufacture, involving low manufacturing tolerances worldwide, yet it is feasible in the country and the producer is Turbomecanica Bucharest
TAB 71 1971
TAB 77 1977?
[*]TAB 77 [BMP] (proto, BMP-1 turret)
[*]TAB 77 M1983 (proto)
30mm AC + Malyutka ATGM
[*]TAB 77 M1984 (proto)
23mm AC + Malyutka ATGM
B33 Zimbru (BTR-80) 1988
[*]RN-94 1994 (proto)
25mm mm Giat Dragar turret
[*]MLVM-25 (Rafael 25mm AC) 1994
MLI-84 (BMP-1 w/ DshK hmg) 1985
[*]MLI-84M [Malyutka] 1995
25mm AC + Malyutka-2 ATGMLogistics
TAB-71A R-1450 command vehicle 71+?
TAB-77A R-1451/M command vehicle 77+?
MLVM-ABAL Armored Supply APC
IAR-330/ SA-330 Puma 1978
IAR-330L – from 1977 onward (upgraded versions) – armed with 2x23 mm cannons, 2 x 16x57 mm PRNDs
An excellent selection or mortars
TAB-71AR mortar carrier (81mm) aka TAB-73 (1973)
TABC-79AR mortar carrier (81mm)
MLVM-AR mortar (120mm) 1982+
[*]RN-94 Mortar (120mm) 1994+
was in artillery equipment of the three divisions of tanks (6.7 and 57 ) until the early * 90.
Used as a artillery piece & mounting a howitzer. Would match NK 152mm in performance.
Model 89 SPG 1989
[*]ROMARM ATROM (proto) 2000-2003
Israeli collaboration 50 cal wheeled SPG. Romanian Ceasar
M-51/R-2 130mm MRL 1956
[*]Awora/Aurora MRLS 1989 (proto?)
A derivative of APRA-40 launcher AURORA APR was created in the mid * 80, but not never entered mass production, although stranger was unveiled in 1989 at an exhibition of weapons in Iraq. It is not known with certainty if, besides prototype were manufactured and other systems, but it was mounted on all-terrain vehicle chassis ARO, with 12 launch tubes, using rocket M 21-OF-S (it looks like was a shorter version of the original rocket, hence the significance of the letter S = short / simplified).
This Romanian vehicle is a lighter version of the 122mm multiple rocket launcher, carrying fewer and lighter tubes on a light truck chassis. It was just entering service in 1997, often in light and airmobile divisions, as it is light enough to be sling loaded by a medium-lift helicopter. This vehicle is equipped with a small but powerful fire control computer that allows it to fire accurately without an FDC if the target location is known.
Modern FCS 12 tube light MRLS.
Kub SAM 1980
CA-95 SAM 1979
[*]GDF-D03 (hypothetical proto) 1998
Romania purchased GDFs in 1996-8Tanks
The TR-85 is base on the T-55. It has a new, longer chassis with more powerful engine. The turret is almost the same, but is equipped with a new fire control system. It has a combat weight of 43.3 tonnes.
The early prototypes of the TR-85M1 were known as the TR-85M1A.
The add-on armour of these tanks had a different shape and was welded, the turret bustle had a different shape and the fume extractor on the barrel was in a different position.
[*]TR-85M1 BIZONUL 1996
New engine, FCS, ERA
T-72 Ural 1979
This is the Romanian version of the T-72 which has a number of significant differences to the original Soviet MBT. The TR-125 weighs 48 tons, due to increased armour protection over the frontal arc. It has seven road wheels of a different design, a new one piece skirt and is powered by a more powerful 880hp diesel engine.
The Romanians only built a handful (three at most) and the type never went into actual service.
Also much different hull visible in second image.
[*]T-21 Giat (proto)
OR AC equipped variant so Romanian Moderna
Light leclerc type turret on a T-125 chassis
[*]KMW TR-2000 B1
Project TR-2000 appears to have been a continuation of the project TR-125 , at least at first, Krauss-Maffei in the firm Wegmann was involved to find some variants of solutions. It is said that in 1994 KMW received confirmation of the Romanian state at baseline, but the German government has given its consent or as late as 1996, the year in which KMW actually started working. Costs study seemed to be approaching 3 million. Deutsche Mark, which was not an exorbitant amount, practical study of reusing existing solutions both in the German and in the Romanian.
Option B1 , the simplest and cheapest, seems to be re-TR-125's chassis being shortened to just 6 buckets (or a modified form of the TR-85) with a turret probably derived from the Leopard 2A4, but with a frontal armor more reminiscent of the tank Challenger or C1 Ariete , the back of the turret with similar changes repository solution for the TR-85M1. It is possible that the turret was in fact a modification of the initial TR-125 (as preserved remains unclear whether or not Autoloader) applied the model of TR-85 M1 variant. The engine was probably an upgraded version of 1000CP, the one originally intended to TR-125. 125mm cannon product Resita plants were kept. Thinking about how capable it was a 125mm cannon technology manufactured by Rheinmetall in Resita, having the advantage of being able to use stocks of ammunition and former Soviet or former Warsaw Pact! Overall, B1 solution seems more a major change in TR-85 (M2) than the TR-125.
TR-125 hull with a 125mm Ariette like turret. ReconTrupele de Grăniceri
As mentioned in the infantry writeup, the Frontier troops are a 17,000 strong border guard subordinated to the interior ministry.
Trupele de Grăniceri (reserve recon) - PM md.63, RPG-2
Very good optics
Very good or exceptional optics?
SA-316B Alouette-3/ IAR-316B 1972
[*]IAR-317 Airfox 1984
2x 12.7mm MG, 6x Malyutka ATGM, 57mm Rocket PodsVehicles
[*]ARO240D AGI 1988 (proto)
Another incendiary grenade launcher was approved in 1988 as the reactive grenade launcher cal. 73 mm mounted on the car ARO 240 D. Launcher was developed as a tripied that 3 blocks were mounted launchers with four pipes, horse. 73 mm. Blocks launchers could be used both separately and mounted launcher. The launcher has a mass of 112 kg charge and mass of a block of 4 pipes 12 kg.
Beating the maximum is 1600 m. Normally use launcher mounted on a car ARO 240 D changed.
12 shot short range flame weapon. However quite modern and looks stabilized so potentially good accuracy. Wheeled fire spitting buggies
TAA Md. 85 – 1985 (Prototype tank destroyer, researched to replace SU-100 and ISU-152) (proto)
1x100mm rifled gun; TAA stands for Self Propelled Anti-Tank Gun. This is a very interesting find and will probably be a unique type of unit compared with other NWSP, only Norov looks similar.
MLI-84 hull (extended BMP-1 hull) with 100 mm AT gun ; according with description it was meant to hit tanks and other targets trough direct shots or from covered position (so it can be used as mobile arty). TAA stands as abreviation for Self Propelled Anti-Tank Gun.
Regiment 10 was in equipment Autotunuri from Targoviste, and subsequently endowment autotunuri battery from infantry regiments (each 6 pcs), with one battalion gun ZIS-3. He remained in equipping many years, until 1998, becoming even "star" of the film (a film directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu appeared in "The Last Assault" made in 1985).
BRDM-2 Falanga (1964), Malyutka (1978), Konkurs (80),
BRDM-2 Maliutka M2T - local upgraded version with tandem warheadm similar with Milan 2T
[*]B-33 Zimbru / RN-94 CRAT w/ Maliutka M2T ATGM (1992+)
Various Jeep ATGMs & RR: B-10, B-11, SPG-9, Fagot ATGMHelicopters
The IAR 316 was modified to carry weapons more common in the Eastern-bloc, such as 57mm rocket pods, 7.62mm machine guns, and anti-tank missiles.
IAR_330L Gunship Late 80s
2x 23mm AC, 4x Malyutka, 4x 16x57 mm PRNDs
[*]IAR-330L SOCAT 1998
20mm AC, 8-16x Spike-ER ATGM, 2x R-60M AirforceAir Superiority
4x K-5 SARH AAM.
Mig-21PFM 1966/77 (K-55/A-90 manufacture date)
2x K-55/A-90 SARH AAM, 2x R-13S IR AAM
2x R-27 SARH AAM, 4x R-73 IR AAM.Anti-Tank
2x S-24 Rocket
IAR-93A Vultur 1979
4x LPR 57 Rocket Pod
IAR-93B Vultur 1987
2-4x A-921/Kh-23M AGM
[*]Mig-21 Lancer 1996/97 (aircraft/bomb deliver date)
2x OPHER LGB, 2x R-73 IR AAM.Bomber
Il-28/H-5 Bomber 1971
1x FAB-3000 bomb
IAR-93MB Vultur 1982
4x ZB500 NapalmMulti-Role
2x Kh-23M AGM, 4x R-60 IR AAM.SEADOther
L-39ZA Albatross 1981
Mig-15/ S-102 1953
IAR-99 Soim 1987
IAR-95 Spey (proto)
The IAR 95 Spey was a Romanian project to produce a supersonic fighter jet for the Romanian Air Force. The project was started in the late 1970s and cancelled in 1981. Shortly after, the project was restarted again. The project was cancelled for good in 1988 due to lack of funds before a prototype could be built, although a full-scale mockup was being constructed.
Varied coastal focused navy.
Osa missile boat 1964
Shanghai class patrol boat 1972
Tarantul missle boat 1990
Constanta ('Croitor') class patrol craft tenders 1980 (large supply ships)
1x2 57mm AAA, 2x AK-230 CIWS, Strela-2M MANPADS,
Amiral Petre Barbuneanu ('Tetal-I') class corvettes 1983
2x76mm DP, 2x AK-230 CIWS, 2x4 14.5mm HMG
Marasesti class frigate 1985
8x Styx ASHM, 2x2 76mm DP, 4x AK-630 CIWS,
Smârdan-class river monitor 1988
1x 100mm tank turret, 2x2 23mm AAA, 2x2 & 2x4 14.5mm HMG, 2 × 40 × 122 mm MRL, Strela-2M MANPADS
Contre-Amiral Eustatiu Sebastian ('Tetal-II') class corvettes 1989 (good CIWS escorts)
1x AK-176 gun, 4x AK-630 CIWS
Mihail Kogalniceanu class large river monitors 1993 (heavy river gunboat
1x2 100mm Tank turret, 2x2 23mm AAA, 2x4 14.5mm HMG, 2 × 40 × 122 mm MRL, Strela-2M MANPADS