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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The following abbreviations are commonly found in the game and on the official forums.

A

  • AA - Anti-Air
  • AAR - After Action Report
  • AC - Armoured Car brigade
  • AFAIK - As far as I know
  • Arm - Armoured division
  • ARMA - The HOI2 expansion pack: Armageddon.
  • Art or Arty - Artillery brigade
  • ASW - Anti-Submarine Warfare
  • AT - Anti-Tank
  • ATM - At the moment

B

  • BB - Battleship
  • BC - Battlecruiser
  • BP - Bitter Peace (the event when Germany controls certain Russian cities)
  • Bug - Software failure or unintended strange behavior of AI or game engine (as opposed to WAD)

C

  • CA - Heavy Cruiser
  • CAG - Carrier Air Group
  • CAS - Close Air Support. The classic Close Air Support aircraft is the Stuka
  • Cav - Cavalry or Semi-Motorized Cavalry
  • CL - Light Cruiser
  • CG - Consumer Goods
  • CP - Central Planning
  • CTD - Crash to desktop (usually because of a bug)
  • CV - Carrier
  • CVL - Light Carrier
  • CVN - Nuclear-Powered Carrier

D

  • DD - Destroyer or the HOI2 Expansion pack: Doomsday
  • DoW - Declaration of War
  • Div - Division

E

  • Eng - Engineer Brigade
  • ESE - Effective Supply Efficiency
  • EscF - Escort Fighter
  • ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
  • Exp - Experience level

F

  • FC - Fire Control brigade (in Armageddon)
  • FM - Field Marshall or Free Market
  • Fig - Fighter

G

  • Gar - Garrison
  • GC - Grand Campaign (1936 Scenario)
  • GDE - Ground Defence Efficiency
  • GPW - Great Patriotic War

H

  • H Arm - Heavy Tank brigate attachment
  • HA - Hard Attack value
  • HoI - Hearts of Iron, version 1
  • HoI2 - Hearts of Iron, version 2
  • HoI2DD - Hearts of Iron, version 2 with Doomsday expansion
  • HoI2DD ARMA - Hearts of Iron, version 2 with Armageddon expansion
  • HQ - Headquarters

I

  • IC - Industrial Capacity
  • IIRC - If I recall correctly
  • IMO/IMHO - In my opinion/In my honest (humble) opinion
  • Inf - Infantry division
  • IntF - Interceptor
  • IRL - In real life

L

  • L Arm - Light Armoured division
  • LBA - Land Based Air

M

  • Mar - Marines
  • MBT - Main Battle Tank
  • Major - Usually Major Power, Germany, UK, USSR, US, Japan, sometimes also includes Italy, France, China
  • Mec - Mechanized Infantry
  • Mil - Militia
  • Minor - Minor Power, any nation that is not a Major Power
  • MM - Micromanagement
  • Mot - Motorized Infantry
  • MP - Police brigade or manpower or multiplayer
  • Mtn - Mountain Infantry

N

  • NAP - Non Aggression Pact
  • Nav - Naval Bomber

O

  • Org - Organisation level of division
  • OOB - Order of Battle

P

  • Par or Para - Airborne Infantry (Paratroopers)
  • Pol - Police brigade

R

  • R Art - Rocket artilery brigade
  • RKKA - Raboche-Krest'yanskaya Krasnaya Armiya, the Soviet Land Forces
  • RL - Real Life
  • RotW - the Rest of the World
  • RTS - Real Time Strategy

S

  • SA - Soft Attack value or Sturmabteilung (also known as "Storm Troopers" and "Brownshirts")
  • SCW - Spanish Civil War
  • SH Arm - Super Heavy Tank brigade
  • SP - Self-Propelled, usually as a prefix to another abbreviation, such as SP-A (Self-Propelled Artillery)
  • SR - common abbreviation of Strategic Redeployment.
  • SS - Submarine
  • SSBN - Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine ("Boomer")
  • SSGN - Nuclear-Powered Guided Missile Submarine
  • SSN - Nuclear-Powered Fast Attack Submarine
  • Str - Strategic Bomber

T

  • Tac - Tactical Bomber
  • TC - Transport Capacity
  • TP - Transport Ship
  • Tra - Transport Plane

W

  • WAD - Working as Designed
  • WC - World Conquest
  • WM - the World Market