Saturday, May 25, 2013



Capital: Harare

Great Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe was once called Rhodesia during its colonial days. Named after racist Cecil Rhodes.

29,000 active duty military forces
21,800 paramilitary forces

Air Force
About 5,000 personnel?

F-7 fighter aircraft (7)

MiG-23 aircraft (3)

K-8 trainer/light attack aircraft (10)
SF 260 trainer/light attack aircraft (24-40)
Cessna O-2A and FTB337 aircraft (16-23)
FT-7BZ trainer aircraft (2)
Il-76 transport aircraft (2)
CASA C-212 aircraft (11)

An-12 transport aircraft (1)
Britten Norman BN-2 Islander aircraft (5)
Mi-35 attack helicopters

Mi-24 attack helicopters
Mi-8 helicopters (2)
SA316 Alouette III helicopters (4)
AB412 helicopters (7)

Hawker Hunter aircraft retired in 2002
BAe Hawk trainer/light attack aircraft. Retired from service in 2011.

Zimbabwe is landlocked but a Boat Squadron is capable of conducting limited operations on Lake Kariba and rivers.
Boat squadron
Landing craft
Assault boats
Interceptor craft

Special Air Service
Light brown beret

Commando regiment
Green beret

Airborne regiment
Maroon beret

Type 69 tanks
Type 59 tanks
Type 89 infantry fighting vehicles
UR-416M wheeled armored personnel carriers
YW 531 (Type 63) armored personnel carriers
EE-9 Cascavel
AML reconnaissance vehicles
Eland reconnaissance vehicles
Dongfeng EQ2050 (Chinese made HMMWV copy)

Type 84A mechanized bridge

RM-70 multiple rocket launchers (52)
BM-21 multiple rocket launchers (25)
BM-13 multiple rocket launchers

Type 63 towed 107mm multiple rocket launchers

2S1 self propelled 122mm howitzers?
D-30 (2A18) 122mm towed howitzers
Oto Melara Model 56 towed 105mm howitzers
L118 towed 105mm howitzers
Type 60 towed 122mm guns. Chinese made copy of the Soviet D-74.
Type 54 towed 122mm guns. Chinese made copy of the Soviet M-30 (M1938)
QF 25 pounder (88mm) guns???
M1942 (ZiS-3) towed 76mm anti-tank guns???

120mm mortars
82mm mortars
81mm mortars
MILAN anti-tank missiles
HJ-8 anti-tank missiles
PF-98 shoulder fired anti-tank rocket launcher
RPG-7 shoulder fired anti-tank rocket launcher
LAW-80 shoulder fired anti-tank rocket launcher

DShK heavy machine guns
M2HB Browning heavy machine guns
RPK machine guns
RPD machine guns
Ultimax 100 machine guns. Made in Singapore.
Sako TRG sniper rifles
Dragunov SVD sniper rifles
AK-47/AKM assault rifles
G3 assault rifles
SA80 assault rifles
Uzi sub-machine guns
Sterling sub-machine gunsBrowning Hi Power pistols
M1911 pistols

Air Defence
HQ-2 surface-to-air missiles?

Tigercat surface-to-air missiles?
SA-7 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
ZSU-23-4 self propelled anti-aircraft guns
Type 59 towed 100mm anti-aircraft guns? Chinese copy of the KS-19.
Type 59 towed 57mm anti-aircraft guns? Chinese copy of the S-60.
ZU-23 towed anti-aircraft guns
ZPU-1 towed anti-aircraft guns
ZPU-2 towed anti-aircraft guns
ZPU-4 towed anti-aircraft guns

Presidential Guard
Yellow beret

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)
Patrol boats

Central Intelligence Organization (CIO)

Zimbabwe Defense Industries (ZDI)- Indigenous arms company that makes small arms ammunition and mortar rounds.


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