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Posted: 9/9/2005 5:53:28 AM EDT

Can someone supply the full names for these abbreviations, in Romanian please? Thanks

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:46:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 6:56:06 AM EDT by default]
Well, nothing definitive here, I couldn't find a direct translation, but since I was bored before heading off to work, I found an online English-Romanian dictionary, hunted around a bit, and came up with the following hypothesis: My guess is that AIMS stands for Arma Individuala Mitraliera Scurt - literally "arm individual machine gun short", perhaps better rendered as "personal machine gun, shortened". Alternatively, the "a" may stand for "arme" - i.e., army, giving us "army individual machine gun", short. To be sure, sheer guesswork on my part. I could not find the thing referred to as an AIM or AIMS in any Romanian pages, but rather a "pusca mitraliera 63" and variations. Great question though, I've been wondering this myself.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:24:50 PM EDT
Duuude..........How bored were you? Great work though. Kinda makes me think about the whole abreviation thing they do and what it all means. I never really thought that much about it. Good question, and great research for an answer. Thanks to both of you.........

Tint
(who is surfing the Internet looking for this stuff now )
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:43:04 AM EDT
Pretty bored. hed
By the way, you may note that the Romanian AKM was a "pistolul mitraliera", i.e., "submachinegun". The AK-74 variant was a "pusca automata", which means, I believe, "automatic rifle". Like the Germans with their MP44 and later AK-derived MPi-KM, the Romanians intitally classified the AKM, at least in name, as a submachine gun despite its use of intermediate rifle-caliber ammunition. They abandoned this nomenclature with their adoption of the 5.45x39 round, but the Germans did not - as far as I know, the 5.45 German AK is the MPi-AK 74N. Possibly they did not like the "StG" (sturmgewehr, "assault rifle") prefix, originating as it did in the Third Reich.

So, does anyone actually know?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:44:21 PM EDT
All that I can tell you for sure is that the "S" after AIM means that it is an underfolder (AIMS)
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:07:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 10:08:57 PM EDT by BulletBait]
Here's what I shamelessly plifered off another web-page.
I would guess that the "S" stands for speznas.

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