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.


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/
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
Lockheed Martin F-16 AM US 12
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
ScanEagle US Unmanned aerial vehicle
Yakovlev Yak-52 USSR 12 in service in primary training role.

Beginnings & World War I[edit]

Type Origin Description
Blériot XI Militaire France Monoplane trainer
Bristol TB.8 UK 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 UK Fighter
Sopwith 1½ Strutter UK Bomber/reconnaissance
Spad VII France Fighter

Inter-War period & World War II[edit]

Type Origin Description
Airco DH.9 UK bomber
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 UK bomber
CANT Z.501 Italy reconnaissance flying boat
de Havilland Dragonfly UK transport
de Havilland Dragon Rapide UK transport
Dewoitine D.27 France fighter
Fieseler Fi 156C-2 Germany reconnaissance
Fleet 10 Canada trainer
Focke-Wulf Fw 44C Germany trainer
Focke-Wulf Fw 58C Germany transport
Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-1/2 Germany reconnaissance
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/F-8 Germany fighter
Fokker D.VII Netherlands fighter
Fokker D.XI Netherlands fighter
Fokker D.XVI Netherlands fighter
Gotha Go 242A-1 Germany transport glider
Hawker Hurricane Mk. I UK 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 attack
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 bomber
IAR 80A/B/C Romania fighter
IAR-81A/B/C Romania dive bomber
Junkers F.13 Germany transport
Junkers W 34-H Germany transport
Junkers Ju 52-3m Germany transport
Junkers Ju 87D-3/D-5 Germany dive bomber
Junkers Ju 88A-4/D-1 Germany bomber
Klemm Kl 35D Germany trainer
Lioré et Olivier LeO 20BN.3 France bomber
Messerschmitt Bf 108B Germany transport
Messerschmitt Bf 109E/G Germany fighter
Messerschmitt Bf 110C/D/F Germany fighter-bomber
Nardi FN.305 Italy trainer
Potez 25 France bomber
Potez 543 France 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 bomber
RWD 8 Poland trainer
RWD 13 Poland transport
RWD-14 Czapla Poland reconnaissance
RWD 17W Poland floatplane trainer
Savoia-Marchetti SM.62bis Italy transport/bomber flying boat
Savoia-Marchetti S.55 Italy reconnaissance/bomber
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79B/JR Italy bomber
Savoia-Marchetti/STC SM.62 Italy reconnaissance flying boat
SET 3 Romania trainer
SET 4 Romania trainer
SET 7A, K, H Romania trainer/reconnaissance
SET 31 Romania trainer

Post War period & Cold War[edit]

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

Interned or captured[edit]


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 US Transport



  • 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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