Romanian Painting Guide

Romanian Coat of Arms

Romanian Painting Guide

Romanian Tank And Gun Colours

Most Romanian equipment (including their R-2 tanks) was painted dark green without camouflage. German-supplied tanks remained in their original Panzer grey with the addition of Romanian markings.

In the winter of 1942, some tanks received a hasty camouflage of white stripes over their basic colours.

Tanks and Guns

Romanian Equipment
Dark Olive Green
Heer Green FWP340
German-supplied Equipment
Panzer Grey FWP303

Romanian Infantry And Crew

Like many nations in the wake of the First World War the Romanians adopted a khaki uniform, initially it was a greenish khaki similar to the French, but in the late 1930s they adopted a brown khaki uniform colour. The Romanian uniform tended to be darker than that of the Soviets and Hungarians.


The bag slung over the left shoulder and sitting on the right hip is the canvas bread bag, while the bag slug over the right shoulder and sitting on the left hip is the leather ammunition/grenade box. These can be easily confused (as some of use did when painting them).

Romanian R-2
Romanian infantryman

Tanks Crews

The tank crews overalls were the same khaki as the infantry’s uniforms. Their berets were black.

Infantry Colours

Trousers, Tunics and Side Caps
Battlefield Brown FWP324
Heer Green FWP340
Leather Boots, Belts, Ammo Pouches
Oxide Red FWP382
Bread Bag
Afrika Green FWP346

Romanian Rifle/MG team

Romanian Insignia And Markings

The Cross of Michael and a red, yellow and blue roundel were used as national insignia on Romanian tanks. The cross was normally applied to the hull sides and the turret rear with a combined roundel and cross marking applied on the engine deck or top of the turret. 

The Panzer III tanks were in the fourth company, while the Panzer IV tanks fought with the eighth company.

Most tanks carried German style turret numbers to identify individual vehicles.

Romanian T-4
Romanian Field Car Romanian 75mm Field Gun