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Posted: September 22, 2010 02:56 pm
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QUOTE (Vici @ August 20, 2010 07:32 am)
Ok, there have been a lot of discussions on this forum about TR-85M1, TR-125, etc.
But let's see if we can put together a current order of battle with units, tank types and numbers in service. Here's what I could gather on the subject:

Bat 114 Targoviste T-55
Bat 284 Galati TR-85 M1
Bat 631 Bacau TR-85 M1, TR-85
Bat 814 Turda T-55AM
Pitesti Tank School TR-580

Any additions and corrections to the list above?
What is the nominal strength of a tank Battalion and how is it organized in (tank)companies, platoons, etc.
How many upgraded TR-85M1 are in service after all? I have read conflicting numbers, ranging from 35 to 56.

On the romanian land forces page there is another batalion listed: 912th of the 9th mechanised brigade.

http://www.curierul.forter.ro/03viata/01.htm

on a side note the former 9th mechanised division ( Constanta ) had the 18th Tank Regiment (Basarabi )
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Vici
Posted: September 24, 2010 09:44 am
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Indeed, just like the one at Targoviste, this unit was recently (re)activated.
Here:
http://www.presamil.ro/OM/2010/15/Ziar%20p...n%20no%2015.pdf
it is said on page 5, column 4 that their equipment is T-55 <_<

This also corresponds with the info I read somewhere that we have 5 tank units.
In summary these are:

Bat 114 Targoviste T-55 (some AM)
Bat 284 Galati TR-85 M1 Bison
Bat 631 Bacau TR-85 (non upgraded)
Bat 814 Turda T-55 AM2
Bat 912 Murfatlar (=Basarabi) T-55


with the first and last in the list not operational yet

So roughly 250 tanks, of which 150 (60%) are T-55, plus 20% each TR-85 and TR-85M1. This - coupled with the fact that the two recently reactivated units got T-55 - speaks volumes about the total lack of reliability of the Romanian made tanks - except for the upgraded Bison - and a silent confirmation of the fact that TR-580 is out of service and most non upgraded TR-85 are stored.

This post has been edited by Vici on September 24, 2010 09:49 am
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Posted: September 24, 2010 06:38 pm
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So the "new" unit from Murfatlar uses non-upgraded T 55 (T 55 A)?

If so, I bet we're the only ones in Europe in this condition, NATO or non-NATO. Excepting of course the armies which does not use tanks at all - Licthenstein, Andorra and the Vatican among them.
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Posted: September 28, 2010 09:18 am
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Don't know what kind of T-55 they use, it wasn't mentioned in the article I've previously linked and there is no other source - pictorial or written.

The 114th uses both non upgraded T-55 and upgraded T-55AMs
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Posted: October 06, 2010 06:49 pm
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QUOTE (Vici @ September 24, 2010 09:44 am)
Indeed, just like the one at Targoviste, this unit was recently (re)activated.
Here:
http://www.presamil.ro/OM/2010/15/Ziar%20p...n%20no%2015.pdf
it is said on page 5, column 4 that their equipment is T-55  <_<

It also states that the 9th mechanised Bde has the batle honors of the former 9th inf division ( that part i allready suspected but it's nice to see the oficial confirmation ) .

This post has been edited by osutacincizecisidoi on October 06, 2010 06:50 pm
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