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AA   Antiaircraft
AALB Aeronautica dell'Albania Albanian Air Command
ACM Auxiliary Minelayer
Adm.   Admiral (naval rank)
AE Ammunition Ship
AEGE Aeronautica dell'Egeo Aegean Air Command
AF   Depot Ship
AG   Miscellaneous Auxiliary
AGL   Lighthouse Tender
AGRE Aeronautica della Grecia Airforce Command Greece
AH   Hospital Ship
AKF   Refrigerated Cargo Ship
AM   Minesweeper
ANR Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana National Republican Air Force (of the RSI)
AO   Tanker (Oil)
AOG   Tanker (Gasoline)
AOI Africa Orientale Italiana Italian East Africa
AAOI Aeronautica dell'Africa Orientale Italiana Italian East African Air Command
APC Aviazione Presidio Coloniale Colonial Aviation Service
APRO Aeronautica della Provenza Air Command France
AR   Repair Ship
ARC   Cable-Laying Ship
ARS Salvage Ship
AS Aerosilurante Torpedo Bomber air unit
AS Submarine Tender
ASAR Aeronautica della Sardegna Airforce Command Sardenia
ASIC Aeronautica della Sicilia Airforce Command Sicily
ASR Submarine Rescue Vessel
Ass Assalto Assault (ground support air unit)
AT   Tug
ATF   Ocean-Going Tug, Fleet
ATR   Rescue Tug
ATUN Aeronautica della Tunisia Tunesian Air Command
auton autonomo Independent / Separate
AV   Seaplane Tender
AVRE Aviazione per il Regio Esercito Royal Army Aviation
(Part of Regia Aeronautica)
AW   Distilling Ship
AWK   Water Tanker
Ba'T Bombardamento a Tuffo Dive Bomber air unit
BB   Battleship
Bers Bersaglieri Fast Infantry (on bycicles or motorcycles)
BM Bombardamento Marittimo Naval Bomber air unit
BT Bombardamento Terrestre Land Bomber air unit
CA   Heavy Cruiser
CA   Coastal Artillery
CAI Corpo Aereo Italiano Italian Air Corps
Capt   Captain (naval rank)
CB Caccia Bombardamento Fighter Bomber air unit
CCNN Camicie Nere Black Shirts
CCRR Carabinieri Reali Royal Military Police
Cdr   Commander (naval rank)
CM   Minelayer
CM Caccia Marittima Naval Fighter air unit
CN Caccia Notturna Night Fighter air unit
Comb Combattimento Ground Attack air unit
CSAS Comando Special Air Transport Service Command
CSIR Corpo di Spedizione Italiano in Russia Italian Expeditionary Corps in Russia
CT Caccia Terrestre Land Fighter air unit
DD   Destroyer
DE   Torpedo Boat
DICAT Difesa Contraerea Territoriale Militia (Black Shirt) Antiaircraft
(previously MACA - see below)
Div Divisione Division
ENR Esercito Nazionale Repubblicano National Republican Army (of the RSI)
(F)   Flagship
(FF)   Fleet Flagship
(FS)   Squadrton Flagship
FFAA Forze armate Armed Forces
FG   Field Gun
FH   Field Howitzer
FFNN Forze Navali Naval Forces
G   Gun
G/S   General Service
GAF Guardia alla Frontiera Border Guard
GGFF Giovani Fascisti Young Fascists
GNR Guardia Nazionale Republicana Republican National Guard (Fascist militia of the RSI)
H   Howitzer
How   Howitzer
IX   Unclassified, miscellaneous ship or vessel
JAG   Judge Advocate General
Lt.   Lieutenant
LtCdr   Lieutenant Commander (naval rank)
MACA Milizia Artiglieria Contraerei Militia (Black Shirt) Antiaircraft
(later DICAT - see above)
MAM Milizia Artiglieria Marittima Navy Militia (Black Shirt) Artillery
MAS Motoscafo Armato Silurante
Later known as Mezzi d'Assalto
Also shown as: Motoscafo anti sommergibile
Torpedo Armed Motorboat
Assault Craft
Also shown as: Submarine Chaser
MILMART Milizia Marittima Navy Militia (Black Shirt) Coastal Defense
MNR Marina Nazionale Repubblicana National Republican Navy (of the RSI)
MVSN Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale Militia, commonly known as 'Black Shirts'
OA Osservazione Aerea Air Observation air unit
PG   Patrol Boat
PT   Fast Torpedo Boat
RAdm   Rear Admiral (naval rank)
RA Regia Aeronautica Royal Air Force
Raggr. Raggruppamento Regiment / Brigade-sized formation formed from non-organic subunits
(lit.: group of groups)
RE Regio Esercito Royal Army
Reg Reggimento Regiment
RGF Regia Guardia di Finanza Royal Customs Guard
RM Regia Marina Royal Navy
RM Ricognizione Marittima Naval Reconnaissance air unit
RS Ricognizione Strategica Strategic Reconnaissance air unit
RSI Repubblica Sociale Italiana Italian Social Republic
RSM Ricognizione Strategica Marittima Strategic Navy Reconnaissance air unit
RST Ricognizione Strategica Terrestre Strategic Land Reconnaissance air unit
RT Ricognizione Terrestre Land Reconnaissance air unit
SAS Servizi Aerei Speciali Special Air Transport Service unit
SQA Squadra Air Fleet
SS   Submarine
Superaereo Ministry of the Air Force
Supermarina Ministry of the Navy (Admiralty)
T Trasporto Transport air unit
TM Territoriale Mobile mobilzed territorial (unit)
Topo topografica Topographic
VAdm   Vice Admiral (naval rank)
ZAT Zona Aerea Territoriale Airforce Command Zone
 
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