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Posted: December 24, 2003 05:27 am
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Im new here, came to this site via a suggestion on theminiaturespage.com. Looks very interesting.

I will soon be painting some 15mm Romanian infantry (and eventually some tanks) for use in wargames. I am trying to find information on the colours of uniforms, helmets, and equipment.

I have access to the Osprey book Germanys Eastern Front Allies, but the few colour plates in the book show very little that is of use.

Any and all help would be appreciated.
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Posted: December 24, 2003 03:46 pm
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Posted: December 24, 2003 05:08 pm
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Thats fantastic!! Exactly what I need :) Thanks very much.

The helmet, is it a dark green, or is that a charcoal grey like the Dutch ones? On my monitor its not very clear as to the shade. I have been told there was a mix of colours used depending upon the year.

Any other good pics to share?
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Posted: December 24, 2003 06:20 pm
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Posted: December 24, 2003 09:37 pm
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Thats even better! Now I can paint the lads the proper colours.

Thanks!
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Posted: December 25, 2003 07:42 am
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Photo of gen. Dascalescu's tunic:
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Posted: December 25, 2003 07:55 am
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the 3rd photo reminds me of what a friend told me : he was serving in the army in the '80 , in the infantry, and they told them to wear their Linemann shovels with the metalic part over the heart....to protect them from bullets :shock:
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Posted: December 26, 2003 04:30 am
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The good generals tunic doesnt show up. Is there somewhere else to see it?
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Posted: January 03, 2004 06:08 am
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I was in the army back in the '89 and I remember well that the shovels were folded - so there's no resemblance with Linemann.
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Bernard Miclescu
Posted: January 05, 2004 03:11 pm
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Some days ago i went to the Army Museum at Invalides (Paris) A new 39/45 wing was oppened two years ago. Plenty new films about the war, uniforms and armaments are exposed. Among the uniforms is a romanian one. The note tells that it was gen Mihail's uniform "chef d'├ętat major" after 23/08/1944. But I was surprised to see that the uniform was white. First I thought that it was to an admiral... One decoration on the left side : Michael the Brave third class model 1916.

So my question is did the Romanian generals had white uniforms (uniforme de gala?) ?

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Bernard Miclescu
Posted: January 05, 2004 03:11 pm
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I saw i picture with king Carol2 wearing a white uniform so i suppose that gen Mihail had one like this also.

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Posted: January 11, 2004 08:55 pm
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Hi,

Very interesting photos! I noticed that the figure in the middle is carrying what appears to be Polish wz.32 gas mask bag! Am I correct or did Romanian army was using something that was very similar in design to Polish gas mask bag? I also heard that Germans sold to Romania something around 30.000 captured Polish wz.35 back packs, can anyone confirm this?

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Posted: January 11, 2004 10:12 pm
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The gas masks and bags are similar to the Polish WSR. They were made in Romania by SAROGAZ.
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Posted: January 12, 2004 12:26 am
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Posted: January 12, 2004 01:38 am
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Hi Dragos,

Thank you for info regarding gas mask bag. Do you have any ide when this type of gas mask was introduced in Romanian army and want was it called (Model, year)? Did Romanainas copied this mask from Poles? What is the story of that mask? Was it still in use after WWII?

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