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I want to start this topic for any kind of informations and pictures regarding romanian AA defence sistem used in WWII.

Enemy detection devices.

1. Radar detecting device . ( All pictures courtesy Dan Melinte).

Wurzburg FuSe 62, manned be romanian AA crew.
In 1944 romanians AA regiments had 18 Wurzburgs : 8 around Bucharest , 3 near Constanta, 2 at Cernavoda bridge, and 5 around Ploesti.
( Germans AA in Romania had 24 Wurzburg). Info from "Dosarele Istoriei" nr 9, 2001 author Valeriu Avram.

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2. " Post de panda" all day watch for enemy in the air .


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AA Headquarter.

Cheking the posible enemy target.

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Target indentified . The AA staff should take very quick a decision.
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2. Romanian AA weapons.

In summer '44 the homeland was defended by 154 rom. AA batteries (20mm to 88 mm guns) and 60 german AA batteries. Around Ploesti were 83 AA batteries ( 45 of them were german). Around Bucharest were 52 AA batteries. Other villages AA defended were : Constanta-Fetesti 25 batteries, Brasov 13 batteries, Resita 12 batteries, Focsani 11 batteries, Galati 10 batteries, Hunedoara 8 batteries, Giurgiu 3 batteries. Source : "AMR, Fond MtSM, Jurnalul de operatii al comandamentului artileriei AA ,dosar 28, f.157".
The bigest AA guns used for defence were 128 mm ( 7 german batteries on railroads) and 105 mm ( 10 batteries) with shooting height up to 9000m.

Romanian manned AA guns mostly used were: 88 mm Krupp, 75mm Vickers, 37mm Reihnmetall, 20mm Gustloff. The fire controll sistem were romanian built "Bungescu ( for 75mm Vickers) and german Kapagerat-40 ( source :Valeriu Avram-Dosarele Istoriei).


Below romanian licence built Vickers 75mm ( Resita factory).

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AA crew working on "Bungescu" fire controll sistem. ( note the Adrian helmets widely used by AA crewmen)

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