List of aircraft of the Romanian Air Force

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This is a list of Romanian Air Force aircraft, those types in service since its formation in 1912, and also those types that are currently in service. In each section, the aircraft are listed in alphabetic order.

Active[edit]

Type Origin Description
Alenia C-27J  Italy Medium tactical military transport aircraft
Antonov An-26A  USSR Twin-engined medium turboprop military transport
Antonov An-30  USSR Heavy military transport equipped for reconnaissance and mapping
ROMBAC 1-11-560  UK/
 Romania
Licence-built BAC 111 VIP transport
British Aerospace 146-200  UK Heavy VIP transport
SA365 N Dauphin  France VIP transport helicopter
IAR 99 Standard/Soim  Romania Jet trainer/light attack
IAR 316B  Romania Training helicopter
IAR 330L  Romania Medium twin-engined transport/utility helicopter
IAR 330SOCAT  Romania Attack helicopter
Lockheed C-130B/H  US Four-engine heavy military transport
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR A/B/C  USSR Upgraded by Elbit and Aerostar.
LanceR A is ground attack, B is trainer, and C is fighter.
RQ-7 Shadow-600  US Unmanned aerial vehicle

Future[edit]

Type Origin Description
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon  United States
 Portugal
Multirole fighter

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Beginnings & World War I[edit]

Type Origin Description
Blériot XI Militaire  France Monoplane trainer
Bristol TB.8  United Kingdom Monoplane trainer
Caudron G.4  France Bomber
Farman III  France Biplane trainer
Farman F.40 & F.46  France Reconnaissance/bomber
Nieuport 12  France Fighter/artillery spotter
Nieuport 17, 21, 23, 24  France Fighter
Morane-Saulnier Type L  France Parasol fighter/reconnaissance
Sopwith Pup  United Kingdom Fighter
Sopwith 1½ Strutter  United Kingdom Bomber/reconnaissance
Spad VII  France Fighter

Inter-War period & World War II[edit]

Type Origin Description
Arado Ar 66C  Germany Trainer
Arado Ar 196A-3  Germany Reconnaissance (Unconfirmed)
Avia BH-25J  Czechoslovakia Transport
Bloch MB.210 BN.5  France Bomber
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I  United Kingdom Bomber
CANT Z.501  Italy Reconnaissance flying boat
de Havilland Dragonfly  United Kingdom Transport
de Havilland Dragon Rapide  United Kingdom Transport
Dewoitine D.27  France Fighter
Fieseler Fi 156C-2  Germany Reconnaissance
Focke-Wulf Fw 44C  Germany Trainer
Focke-Wulf Fw 58C  Germany Transport/ambulance
Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-1/2  Germany Reconnaissance
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/F-8  Germany Fighter
Gotha Go 242A-1  Germany Transport glider
Hawker Hurricane Mk. I  United Kingdom Fighter
Heinkel He 111E/H  Germany Bomber
Heinkel He 112B-1/B-2  Germany Fighter
Heinkel He 114A-2  Germany Reconnaissance seaplane
Henschel Hs 129B-2  Germany Ground attack aircraft
IAR Potez 25  France/
 Romania
Reconnaissance/ bomber
IAR 14  Romania Fighter
IAR-15  Romania Fighter
IAR-22  Romania Trainer
IAR 37  Romania Reconnaissance/light bomber
IAR 38  Romania Reconnaissance/light bomber
IAR 39A/B  Romania Reconnaissance/light bomber
IAR JR-79B/JRS-79B1  Italy/
 Romania
Bomber/reconnaissance
IAR 80A/B/C  Romania Fighter
IAR-81A/B/C  Romania Dive bomber
Junkers W 34-H  Germany Transport
Junkers Ju 52-3mg7e  Germany Transport
Junkers Ju 87D-3/D-5  Germany Dive bomber
Junkers Ju 88A-4/D-1  Germany Bomber
Klemm Kl 35D  Germany Trainer
Messerschmitt Bf 108B  Germany Light transport
Messerschmitt Bf 109E/G  Germany Fighter
Messerschmitt Bf 110C/D/F  Germany Fighter-bomber
Nardi FN.305  Italy Trainer
Potez 543  France Reconnaissance/bomber
Potez 631 & 633  France Reconnaissance/bomber
Potez 651  France Transport
PZL P.7  Poland Fighter
PZL P.11B/C/F  Poland Fighter
PZL P.24E  Poland Fighter
PZL.23A/B Karaś  Poland Reconnaissance/light bomber
PZL.37A/B Łoś  Poland Medium bomber
Savoia-Marchetti SM.62bis  Italy Transport/bomber flying boat
Savoia-Marchetti S.55  Italy Reconnaissance/bomber
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79B/JR  Italy Trimotor bomber
Savoia-Marchetti/STC SM.62  Italy/
 Romania
Reconnaissance flying boat
SET 31  Romania Trainer
SET 7A, K, H  Romania Trainer, reconnaissance, floatplane

Post War period & Cold War[edit]

Date Type Origin Description
1948 Polikarpov Po-2  Soviet Union Trainer
1948 Yakovlev UT-2  Soviet Union Trainer
1948 Zlin 181  Czechoslovakia Trainer
1948 Avia C-2  Czechoslovakia Trainer
1948 Lavochkin La-7  Soviet Union Fighter
1948 Yakovlev Yak-9  Soviet Union Fighter
1949 Ilyushin Il-10  Soviet Union Assault
1950 Aero 45  Czechoslovakia Liaison
1950 Li-2  Soviet Union Transport
1950 IAR 811  Romania Trainer
1950 Yakovlev Yak-11  Romania Trainer
1950 Mraz M-1 Sokol  Czechoslovakia Trainer
1950 Yakovlev Yak-23  Soviet Union Fighter
1951 IAR 813  Romania Trainer
1951 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15  Soviet Union Fighter
1951 Yakovlev Yak-18  Soviet Union Trainer
1953 Ilyushin Il-28  Soviet Union Bomber
1953 IAR 814  Romania Liaison
1954 Mikoyan MiG-17F  Soviet Union Fighter
1954 Antonov An-2  Soviet Union
 Poland
Transport
1954 Ilyushin Il-14  Soviet Union Transport
1955 SM-1 (Mil Mi-1)  Poland Helicopter
1955 Mil Mi-4  Soviet Union Helicopter
1956 Mikoyan MiG-17PF  Soviet Union Fighter
1961 Mikoyan MiG-19S  Soviet Union Fighter
1962 Mikoyan MiG-21F  Soviet Union Fighter
1965 Aero L-29  Czechoslovakia Trainer
1965 Aero L-60  Czechoslovakia Liaison
1966 Let L-200  Czechoslovakia Liaison
1967 Mikoyan MiG-21PF  Soviet Union Fighter
1967 Mil Mi-2  Poland Helicopter
1968 Mil Mi-8  Soviet Union Helicopter
1968 Mikoyan MiG-21UTI  Soviet Union Trainer
1968 Ilyushin Il-18  Soviet Union Transport
1979 Aero L-39ZA  Czechoslovakia Trainer
1979 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MF & UB  Soviet Union Fighter
1979 IAR-93A  Romania Ground attack
1982 IAR-93MB  Romania Ground attack
1987 IAR-93B  Romania Ground attack
1989 Mikoyan MiG-29 & MiG-29UB  Soviet Union Multirole fighter

Interned or captured[edit]

Interned:

Date Type Origin Description
1939 Lublin R-XIIID  Poland Army cooperation
1939 PWS-26  Poland Trainer
1939 PZL P.7a  Poland Fighter
1939 PZL P.11c  Poland Fighter
1939 PZL.23 Karaś A & B  Poland Light bomber/reconnaissance
1939 PZL P.24F  Poland Fighter
1939 PZL.37 Łoś A & B  Poland Medium bomber
1939 RWD-8  Poland Trainer
1939 RWD-13  Poland Touring aircraft
1939 RWD-14 Czapla  Poland Army cooperation
1939 Lockheed Model 10 Electra  United States Transport

Captured:

References[edit]

Notes
Bibliography
  • Bernád, Dénes. Rumanian Air Force: The Prime Decade, 1938-1947. Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal Publications, Inc., 1999. ISBN 0-89747-402-3.

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