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Romanian Army - Order of Battle - 1989 - Verbose / Summary

1st Army
HQ Bucharest
4th Army
HQ Napoca
1st Mechanised Division 11th Mechanised Division
81st Mechanised Division
57th Tank Division6th Tank Division
2nd Mountain Brigade1st Mountain Brigade
4th Mountain Brigade5th Mountain Brigade
43th Tactical Missile Brigade37th Tactical Missile Brigade
69th Artillery Brigade
3rd Army
HQ Craiova
2nd Army
HQ Buzau
9th Mechanised Division
2nd Mechanised Division10th Mechanised Division
18th Mountain Brigade67th Mechanised Division
5th Mountain Brigade
8th Artillery Brigade
17th Artillery Brigade
32 Tactical Missile Brigade

SOURCE: Romanian Army During the Cold War

Romanian Army - Order of Battle - 1989 - Verbose

1st Army

2nd Mountain Brigade Sarmizegetusa/ -Brasov command TAB-71A R-1451 apc-s, some TABC-79 rec., some MLVM-81 apc-s, Md.1982 76mm guns, Md.1982 120mm mortars, AG-9 73mm rr-s, MR-2 14,5mm hmg-s, SR-114 and DAC-443T trucks,
4th Mountain Brigade Posada/ -Curtea de Argescommand TAB-71A R-1451 apc-s, some TABC-79 rec., Md.1982 76mm guns, Md.1982 120mm mortars, AG-9 73mm rr-s, MR-2 14,5mm hmg-s, SR-114 and DAC-443T trucks -- almost the same as the 2nd, probably without MLVM apc-s,
43rd Tactical Missile BrigadeMarsa near Sibiu8K14 systems and AT-T heavy tractors
16th Artillery Regiment Slobozia with some Md.1982 130mm guns, Md.1981 152mm how., M-160/M-1943/ 160mm heavy mortars, some APR-40 /Md.1977/ 122mm mrls, some ATS-59G and TAR-76 tractors,
29th Antitank Artillery Regiment Alexandria Md.1975 100mm atg-s, 9P122 BRDM-based atgw-s, some BRDM-2U command, some ATS-59G and TAR-76 tractors,
1st Engineer RegimentRamnicu Valcea PR-71/DAC-665G pontoon bridge system, BAT-M bulldozers, IMR machines, some TCG-80 rec. vehicles,
2nd Pontoon RegimentTurnu Magurele PR-71/DAC-665G pontoon bridge system,
48th Communication Regiment Bucharest
?? army-level reccon battalion??BRDM-2 vehicles for 1st Army HQs.
1st Mechanised Division Tudor Vladimirescu-Debretin HQ Bucharest
1st Mech. Rgt BucharestTR-85 tanks, TAB-71/-77 apc-s, TABC-79 rec., Md.1982 120mm mortars, DAC-665T 6x6 trucks, a.o.
2nd Mech. Rgt.BucharestTR-85 tanks, TAB-71/-77 apc-s, TABC-79 rec., Md.1982 120mm mortars, DAC-665T 6x6 trucks, a.o.
3rd Mech. Rgt. SlatinaTR-85 tanks, few MLI-84 ifv-s, TAB-71/-77 apc-s, TABC-79 rec., Md.1982 120mm mortars, DAC-444T and -665T 6x6 trucks, a.o.
10th Mech. Rgt. SloboziaTR-85 tanks, TAB-71/-77 apc-s, TABC-79 rec., Md.1982 120mm mortars, DAC-665T 6x6 trucks, a.o.
1st Tank Rgt. TargovisteT-55A and few T-72 tanks, BTR-50PK and PU apc-s, SU-100M sp guns, few 2S1 122mm sp how., URAL and SR-114 trucks,
1st Artillery Rgt. Slatina ??M-30 122mm how, Md.1981 152mm how, few APR-40 Md1977 122mm mrls, SR-114s, DAC-443T, and some TMA-83 tractors ??,
57th Tank Division Constantin BrancoveanuHQ Bucharest-Pantelimon
22nd Tank Rgt. Mihai BravuTR-85 tanks, TAB-71/-77 apc-s, TABC-79 rec., few M120 120mm mortars, DAC-665T 6x6 trucks, a.o.
20th Tank Rgt. GiurgiuTR-85 tanks, TAB-71/-77 apc-s, TABC-79 rec., few M120 120mm mortars, DAC-665T 6x6 trucks, a.o.
28th Tank Rgt. Pantelimon ??TR-85 tanks, TAB-71/-77 apc-s, TABC-79 rec., few M120 120mm mortars, DAC-665T 6x6 trucks, a.o.
7th Mech. Rgt. PloiestiTR-85 tanks, MLI-84 ifv-s, TAB-71M and TAB-77 apc-s, few TABC-79 rec., Md.1982 120mm mortars, some TAB-71AR with 82mm PM-37 mortars, DAC-444T and 665T trucks,
30th ?? Artillery Rgt. Videle ?? M-30 122mm how, Md.1981 152mm how, few APR-40 Md1977 122mm mrls, SR-114s, DAC-443T, and few TAR-76 tractors ??,

2nd Army

HQ Buzau -integrated to the WP command in case of war,
2nd Army Command -direct subordinated units:
8th Artillery BrigadeFocsani 2 battalions with 130mm Md.1982 guns, 3 battalions with 152mm Md.1981 howitzers, 1 MRL battalion with APR-40 122mm mrls, 1 heavy mortar battery with 240mm M-1953 mortars, aa gun battery with Md.1988 2x30mm aa guns, 1 x 1RL232 SNAR-10 artillery locating radar vehicle, 2-3 TAB-71A R-145 command vehicles, possible some BMP PRP-3 mobile recon vehicles, many trucks and tractors,
17th Artillery Brigade Barlad same as the 8th Brigade
32th Tactical Missile BrigadeTecuci 1 battalion with 8K14 Elbrus systems, based on 2P19 a modified ISU-152K chassis, 2 battalions with 9K52 Luna-M systems, based on PT-76 chassis,
65th Antitank Artillery RegimentGalati Md.1977 100mm at guns, 9P133 BRDM atgw-s, ATS-59G and TAR-76 tractors, DAC and SR trucks, BRDM-2U command vehicles,
79th Antitank Artillery Regiment Marasesti Md.1977 100mm at guns, 9P133 BRDM atgw-s, ATS-59G and TAR-76 tractors, DAC and SR trucks, BRDM-2U command vehicles,
3rd Engineer Regiment Buzau one pontoon-bridge battalion based on PR-71/DAC-665G, BAT-M bulldozers, IMR engineer tanks, MDK-2M sapper vehicles, posible UR-67 mine-clearing vehicles, TCG-80 recon vehicles based on TABC,
72th Pontoon Bridge Regiment Braila 2 pontoon-bridge battalions based on PR-71/DAC-665G, no further information
47th Communications RegimentBuzauno information available
9th Mechanised Division MarasestiHQ Constanta
34th Mech. Rgt.TopraisarTR-77 tanks, TAB-71M apc-s, TABC-79A R-1451 command, TABC-79 rec., Md.1982 120mm mortars, MR-4 14,5mm aa hmg-s, AG-9 73mm. rr-s, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, DAC-444T/-665T trucks and some TABC-AR 82mm sp mortars,
36th Mech. Rgt.MedgidiaTR-77 tanks, TAB-71M and few TAB-77 apc-s, TABC-79A R-1451 command, TABC-79 rec., Md.1982 120mm mortars, MR-4 14,5mm aa hmg-s, AG-9 73mm. rr-s, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, DAC-444T/-665T trucks and some TABC-AR 82mm sp mortars,
40th Mech. Rgt.Mihail KogalniceanuTR-77 tanks, TAB-71M apc-s, TABC-79A R-1451 command, TABC-79 rec., Md.1982 120mm mortars, MR-4 14,5mm aa hmg-s, AG-9 73mm. rr-s, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, DAC-444T/-665T trucks and some TABC-AR 82mm sp mortars,
18th Tank Rgt.BasarabiTR-77 tanks, some BTR-50PK and PU-2 (command), TABC-79A R-1451 command, TABC-79 rec., SU-100 sp guns, few M-120 120mm mortars, MR-4 14,5mm aa hmg-s, AG-9 73mm. rr-s, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, DAC-443T and SR-114/-132 trucks,
13th Arty. Rgt.MedgidiaM-30 122mm how., Md.1981 152mm. how., some APR-40 122mm mrls, DAC-444T/-665T trucks and TMA-83 tractors,
185th Rec. Btl.MedgidiaTABC-79 and DAC-443T trucks,
?? Antitank Arty Btl Topraisar
203th Tactical Missile Btl.
16th Antitank Artillery Regiment Cobadin??Md.1977 100mm at guns, 9P122 BRDM atgm systems, ATS-59G and TAR-76 tractors, DAC-665T trucks, BRDM-2U command vehicles,
10th Mechanised DivisionStefan cel MareHQ Iasi
15th Mech. Rgt.IasiTR-77 tanks, TAB-71M apc-s, TAB-71A R-1451 command, TABC-79 rec., Md.1982 120mm mortars, MR-4 14,5mm aa hmg-s, AG-9 73mm. rr-s, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, DAC-444T/-665T trucks and some TABC-AR 82mm sp mortars,
33rd Mech. Rgt.BotosaniTR-77 tanks, TAB-71 and few BTR-60PB apc-s, TAB-71A R-1451 command, TABC-79 rec., M-120 120mm mortars, MR-4 14,5mm aa hmg-s, AG-9 73mm. rr-s, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, DAC-444T/-665T trucks and some TAB-71AR 82mm sp mortars,
38th Mech. Rgt.Piatra NeamtTR-77 tanks, TAB-71M apc-s, TAB-71A R-1451 command, TABC-79 rec., M-120 120mm mortars, MR-4 14,5mm aa hmg-s, AG-9 73mm. rr-s, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, DAC-444T/-665T trucks and some TABC-AR 82mm sp mortars,
29th Tank Rgt.Roman /?? uncertain/ T-55 tanks, some BTR-50PK, BTR-50PU command, BTR-60PU-s, few M-120 120mm mortars, ZU-2 14,5mm aa hmg-s, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, SR-114/-132 trucks, MTP/BTR-50P evac.
63rd Tank Rgt.BacauT-55 tanks, BTR-50PK, BTR-50PU command, BRDM-2s, SU-100M sp guns, ZU-2 14,5mm aa hmg-s, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, SR-114/-132 trucks, MTP/BTR-50P evac. and SU-100T tractors,
3rd Arty. Rgt.BacauM-30 122mm how., D-20 152mm. how., Skoda M1934 150mm., some APR-21 122mm mrls, SR-114/-132 Bucegi trucks and AT-S tractors,
67th Mechanised Division SiretHQ Braila
301st Mech. Rgt.GalatiTR-77 tanks, TAB-71M apc-s, TABC-79A R-1451 command, TABC-79 rec., Md.1982 120mm mortars, MR-4 14,5mm aa hmg-s, AG-9 73mm. rr-s, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, DAC-444T/-665T trucks and some TABC-AR 82mm sp mortars,
282nd Mech. Rgt.FocsaniTR-77 tanks, TAB-71M and few TAB-77 apc-s, TABC-79A R-1451 command, TABC-79 rec., Md.1982 120mm mortars, MR-4 14,5mm aa hmg-s, AG-9 73mm. rr-s, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, DAC-444T/-665T trucks and some TABC-AR 82mm sp mortars,
321st Mech. Rgt.Ramnicu SaratTR-77 tanks, TAB-71M apc-s, TABC-79A R-1451 command, TABC-79 rec., Md.1982 120mm mortars, MR-4 14,5mm aa hmg-s, AG-9 73mm. rr-s, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, DAC-444T/-665T trucks and some TABC-AR 82mm sp mortars,
267th Tank Rgt.BrailaTR-77 tanks, some TAB-71M, TABC-79A R-1451 command, TABC-79 rec., few M-120 120mm mortars, MR-4 14,5mm aa hmg-s, AG-9 73mm. rr-s, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, DAC-443T and SR-114/-132 trucks,
285th Arty. Rgt.BrailaM-30 122mm how., ML-20 152mm. how., some APR-21 122mm mrls, SR-114/-132 Bucegi trucks and AT-S tractors,
528th Rec. Btl.BrailaTABC-79 and DAC-443T trucks,
?? Antitank Arty Btl Galati

3nd Army

Command -Craiova
u/i recon battalion
59th Artillery Brigade Lugoj 1 battalion with 122mm A-19/M-1937/ gun-how, 1 battalion with 130mm Md.1982 guns, 1 battalion with 152mm Md.1981 howitzers, 1 battalion with 152mm Md.1985 gun-how, 1 battalion with M-1943 160mm mortars, 1 mrls battery with APR-40 122mm, DAC and SR trucks and AT-S and TAR tractors,
24th Antitank Artillery RegimentLugoj Md.1977 100mm at guns, 9P133 BRDM atgw-s, ATS-59G and TAR-76 tractors, DAC and SR trucks, BRDM-2U command vehicles,
54th Engineer Regiment Deva one pontoon-bridge battalion based on PR-60/SR-132G, BAT-M bulldozers, IMR engineer tanks, MDK-2M sapper vehicles, posible UR-67 mine-clearing vehicles, MTU-20 bridge tanks, TCG-80 recon vehicles based on TABC,
46th Communications Regiment Craiova no information available
2nd Mechanised Division Mihai ViteazulCraiova
26th Mech. Rgt. Craiova TR-85 tanks, TAB-71/-71M apc-s, TABC-79 recon vehicles, ?? SU-76 sp guns, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, Md.1982 120mm mortars, ?? TAB-71AR with 82mm mortars, AG-9 rr-s, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, TER-800 evacuation tank, TERA-71L recovery apc-s,
114th Mech. Rgt. Vanju Mare TR-85 tanks, TAB-71/-71M apc-s, TABC-79 recon vehicles, ?? SU-76 sp guns, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, Md.1982 120mm mortars, ?? TAB-71AR with 82mm mortars, AG-9 rr-s, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, TER-800 evacuation tank, TERA-71L recovery apc-s,
257th Mech. Rgt. Plenita TR-85 tanks, TAB-71/-71M apc-s, TABC-79 recon vehicles, ?? SU-76 sp guns, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, Md.1982 120mm mortars, ?? TAB-71AR with 82mm mortars, AG-9 rr-s, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, TER-800 evacuation tank, TERA-71L recovery apc-s,
68th Tank Rgt. Caracal TR-85 tanks, TAB-71 apc-s, TAB-71A R-1451 command, TABC-79 recon vehicles, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, TER-800 evacuation tanks, MT-55 bridge tank,
9th Artillery Regiment Drobata Turnu-Severin M-30 122mm how., Md.1981 152mm how., APR-40 122mm mrls, SR-114 and DAC-444 trucks, TMA-83 arty tractors, TABC-79A-POMA and TAB-77A-PCOMA command vehicles,
121th Recon Battalion -Craiova TABC-79 recon vehicles and DAC-444T trucks,
325th Antitank Artillery BattalionCaracalMd.1975 100mm at guns, 9P122 BRDM atgw-s, SR-132 trucks, ATS-59 tractors,
18th Mechanised Division DecebalTimisoara
32nd Mech. Rgt. Timisoara T-55 /T-55AM2 tanks, TAB-71M and TAB-77 apc-s, TABC-79 recon vehicles, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, Md.1982 120mm mortars, ?? TAB-71AR with 82mm mortars, AG-9 rr-s, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, T-55T evacuation tank, TERA-71L/-77L recovery apc-s,
18th Mech. Rgt. CaransebesT-54 and T-55 tanks, TAB-71 and BTR-60PB apc-s, BRDM-2 recon vehicles, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, Md.1943 120mm mortars, ?? TAB-71AR with 82mm mortars, AG-9 rr-s, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, SR-114D and DAC-443T trucks, T-55T evacuation tank, TERA-71L recovery apc-s, ?? MT-55 bridge tank,
90th Mech. Rgt. Lugoj T-55 tanks, TAB-71 and TAB-71M apc-s, TABC-79 recon vehicles, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, Md.1982 120mm mortars, ?? 82mm Md.1977 mortars, AG-9 rr-s, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, SR-114D and DAC-443T trucks, T-55T evacuation tank, TERA-71L recovery apc-s, ?? MT-55 bridge tank,
44th Tank Regiment Giroc T-55 /T-55AM2 tanks, BTR-50PK and PU-2 apc-s, BRDM-2 recon vehicles, BTR-60 R-145BM command vehicle, ZU-2 14,5mm aa hmg-s, SR-114D and DAC-443T trucks, T-55T evacuation tank, MTP/BTR-50P recovery vehicle,
39th Artillery Regiment?? M-30 122mm how, Skoda M1934 150mm how, APR-21 122mm mrl SR-based, SR-132 trucks, AT-LM tractors,
169th Recon Battalion Timisoara TABC-79 recon vehicles and DAC-444T trucks,
328th Antitank Artillery Battalion Timisoara D-48 85mm at guns, 9P122 BRDM atgw-s, SR-132 trucks, ATS-59 tractors,
64th AA Artillery Battalion Timisoara 37mm, 57mm. S-60 aa guns, 9K31M strela-1 BRDM systems,
51th Engineer Battalion
207th Tactical Rocket Battalion2K6 Luna missile systems, reload vehicles, trucks, BTR-50PU command,

4th Army

Transylvania/ HQ -Cluj-Napoca
317th recon battalion Huedin
69th Artillery Brigade Simleu Silvaniei 1 battalion with 122mm A-19/M-1937/ gun-how, 1 battalion with 130mm Md.1982 guns, 2 battalions with 152mm Md.1981 howitzers, 1 battalion with M-1943 160mm mortars, 1 mrls battery with APR-40 122mm, DAC and SR trucks and AT-S and TAR tractors,
7th Artillery Regiment Cluj M-30 122mm how., ML-20 152mm how., APR-40 122mm mrls, SR-114 and DAC-444 trucks, TMA-83 arty tractors, TAB-77A-PCOMA command vehicles,
612th Antitank Artillery Regiment Baia MareMd.1977 100mm at guns, 9P133 BRDM atgw-s, ATS-59G and TAR-76 tractors, DAC and SR trucks, BRDM-2U command vehicles,
52th Engineer Regiment Alba Iulia one pontoon-bridge battalion based on PR-71/DAC-665G, BAT-M bulldozers, IMR engineer tanks, MDK-2M sapper vehicles, MT-55 bridge tanks, TCG-80 recon vehicles based on TABC,
55th Communications Regiment Cluj-Napoca no information available
1st Mountain Hunters Brigade Bistrita 3 mountain hunter battalions, 1 gun battalion 76mm Md.1982, 1 recce company with TABC-79,
5th Mountain Hunters Brigade Alba Iulia 4 mountain hunter battalions -one MLVM apc company, 1 gun battalion with 76mm Md.1982 and few 100mm Md.1988, 1 recce company with TABC-79,
11th Mechanised Division Carei -Oradea
21st Mech. Rgt. Oradea TR-77 tanks, TAB-71/-71M apc-s, TABC-79 recon vehicles, SU-76 sp guns, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, Md.1982 120mm mortars, ?? TAB-71AR with 82mm mortars, AG-9 rr-s, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, TER-580 evacuation tank, TERA-71L recovery apc-s,
23th Mech. Rgt. -Beiussame
19th Mech. Rgt. -Aradsame
23rd Tank Rgt. -Oradea TR-77 tanks, BTR-50PK and PU apc-s, TABC-79 recon vehicles, TAB-71A R-1451 command apc, MR-2 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, TER-580 evacuation tanks, MTP/BTR-50P recovery apc-s,
26th Artillery Regiment Ineu M-30 122mm how., Md.1981 152mm how., APR-40 122mm mrls, SR-114 and DAC-444 trucks, TMA-83 arty tractors, TABC-79A-POMA and TAB-77A-PCOMA command vehicles,
119th Recon Battalion Oradea TABC-79 recon vehicles and DAC-444T trucks,
81st Mechanised Division SomesDej
221st Mech. Rgt. Bistrita T-55/A tanks, TAB-71/-71M apc-s, TABC-79 recon vehicles, SU-76 sp guns, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, Md.1982 120mm mortars, ?? TAB-71AR with 82mm mortars, AG-9 rr-s, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, TER-580 evacuation tank, TERA-71L recovery apc-s,
223th Mech. Rgt. Dej same
227th Mech. Rgt. Cluj TR-85M tanks, MLI-84 ifv-s, TAB-71/-71M apc-s, TABC-79 recon vehicles, SU-76 sp guns, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, Md.1982 120mm mortars, ?? TAB-71AR with 82mm mortars, AG-9 rr-s, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, TER-800 evacuation tank, TERA-71L recovery apc-s,
230rd Tank Rgt. Baia Mare T-55/A/AM2 tanks, BTR-60PB and PU apc-s, BRDM-2 recon vehicles, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, SR-114/-132, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, T-55T evacuation tanks, MTP-2/BTR-60 recovery apc-s,
315th Artillery Regiment Simleu SilvanieiM-30 122mm how., Md.1981 152mm how., APR-40 122mm mrls, SR-114 and DAC-444 trucks, TMA-83 arty tractors, TAB-77A-PCOMA command vehicles,
422th Recon Battalion Satu Mare TABC-79 recon vehicles and DAC-444T trucks,
424th Communication BattalionDej
55th Antiaircraft Battalion Dej
6th Tank DivisionHorea, Closca si CrisanTargu-Mures
2nd Tank Regiment Targu Mures T-55/A/AM2 tanks, TAB-71M and R-1451 apc-s, TABC-79 recon vehicles, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, SR-114/-132, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, T-55T evacuation tanks, MTP-2/BTR-60 recovery apc-s,
5th Tank Regiment Turda T-55/A/AM2 tanks, TAB-71M and R-1451 apc-s, TABC-79 recon vehicles, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, SR-114/-132, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, T-55T evacuation tanks, MTP-2/BTR-60 recovery apc-s,
6th Tank Regiment Aiud T-55/A/AM2 tanks, TAB-71M and R-1451 apc-s, TABC-79 recon vehicles, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, SR-114/-132, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, T-55T evacuation tanks, MTP-2/BTR-60 recovery apc-s,
4th Mechanised Regiment Zalau TR-77 tanks, TAB-71/-71M apc-s, TABC-79 recon vehicles, SU-76 sp guns, ZiS-3 76mm field guns, Md.1982 120mm mortars, ?? TAB-71AR with 82mm mortars, AG-9 rr-s, MR-4 quad 14,5mm aa hmg-s, DAC-443T and -665T trucks, TER-800 evacuation tank, TERA-71L recovery apc-s,
20th Artillery Regiment Tarnaveni ?? with M-30 122mm how., D-20 152mm how., APR-21 122mm mrls, SR-114 and DAC-444 trucks, ATS-59G or TAR-76 arty tractors, TAB-71A-PCOMA command vehicles,
166th Recon Battalion -Targu Mures BRDM-2 recon vehicles and DAC-444T and SR-114D trucks,
216th AA Artillery Battalion Targu Mures

SOURCE: Romanian Army During the Cold War



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