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Equipment improves the effectiveness of the plane in combat. Unlike consumables, equipment is a one-time cost addition, with each having its own advantage; however, they come at a high cost. Equipment availability and costs vary by tier, class, and nation.

Equipment can only be used on the plane it is installed on. If you want to use it on another plane, you need to demount it first. This option is available when clicking on the installed equipment on the Upgrade screen. Demounting removes the item from your plane and sends it to your Depot.

Purchasing from your plane's Upgrade screen is the best way to ensure compatibility. Only use the Depot to purchase equipment for planes you don't own yet if you have a firm understanding of the equipment system.

With respect to demounting equipment, some equipment costs gold to demount:

  • Removable Equipment can be demounted at no cost for re-use.
  • Complex Equipment is permanently installed to your plane. This is indicated in game by a gold nut on the equipment icon. Complex equipment can be removed or disposed of in one of three ways:
    1. Pay 10 gold to demount the equipment and return it to the depot (from where it can later be mounted on another tank)
    2. Destroy the equipment, which frees the equipment slot, but no compensation is given for the lost equipment.
    3. Sell the plane with the equipment mounted, which will return to you half the current purchase price of the equipment in credits. Keep this in mind when selling planes during a sale on equipment.

Removable Equipment
Icon Equipment Name Cost (Credits) Tiers Description
Improved Optical Sight
50,000 1-3 +10% to firing accuracy.
Wowp_modulesIconEquipSightReflex.png Improved Reflector Sight 250,000 4-6 "
Wowp_modulesIconEquipSightReflex.png Reflector Gunsight II 450,000 7-8 Only usable by Japan, USSR, and China.
Wowp_modulesIconEquipSightGyroscopic.png Improved Gyroscopic Sight 500,000 7-8 Only usable by UK, Germany, and USA.
Wowp_modulesIconEquipSightGyroscopic.png Gyroscopic Gunsight II 550,000 9-10 Only usable by Germany, Japan, USSR, and China.
Wowp_modulesIconEquipSightRadio.png Improved Radio Sight 600,000 9-10 +15% to firing accuracy. Only usable by UK and USA.

Ordnance Delivery Sight I
15,000 1-3 +50% to bomb and rocket accuracy.
Wowp_modulesIconEquipSightOrdnance.png Ordnance Delivery Sight II 100,000 4-6 "
Wowp_modulesIconEquipSightOrdnance.png Ordnance Delivery Sight III 200,000 7-8 "
Wowp_modulesIconEquipSightOrdnance.png Ordnance Delivery Sight IV 300,000 9-10 "

Self-Sealing Fuel Tank I
30,000 1-3 Reduces both the chance of fire and the damage fire does by 50%.
Wowp_modulesIconTankProtector.png Self-Sealing Fuel Tank II 150,000 4-5 "
Wowp_modulesIconTankProtector.png Self-Sealing Fuel Tank III 250,000 6-7 "
Wowp_modulesIconTankProtector.png Self-Sealing Fuel Tank IV 300,000 8-10 "

Engine Tuning I
30,000 1-3 +5% to engine power.
Wowp_equipEngineTweak.png Engine Tuning II 150,000 4-6 "
Wowp_equipEngineTweak.png Engine Tuning III 375,000 7-8 "
Wowp_equipEngineTweak.png Engine Tuning IV 550,000 9-10 "

Improved Radiator I
15,000 1-3 +30% to engine cooling speed when boost is not in use.
Wowp_equipBetterRadiator.png Improved Radiator II 100,000 4-6 "
Wowp_equipBetterRadiator.png Improved Radiator III 200,000 7-8 "
Wowp_equipBetterRadiator.png Improved Radiator IV 300,000 9-10 "

Rear Gun Stabilization I
50,000 1-3 +15% to effective firing range of rear guns.
Wowp_equipTurret.png Rear Gun Stabilization II 200,000 4-6 "
Wowp_equipTurret.png Rear Gun Stabilization III 350,000 7-8 "
Wowp_equipTurret.png Rear Gun Stabilization IV 500,000 9-10 "

Complex Equipment
Icon Equipment Name Cost (Credits) Tiers Description
Improved Covering I
25,000 1-3 -20% chance of critical damage to wings and tail. +5% to aircraft HP.
Wowp_equipImprovedCovering.png Improved Covering II 125,000 4-6 "
Wowp_equipImprovedCovering.png Improved Covering III 350,000 7-8 "
Wowp_equipImprovedCovering.png Improved Covering IV 500,000 9-10 "

Fighters and Multirole Fighters:

Control Surface Adjustment I
20,000 2-3 Increases maneuverability in turns by 3%.
Wowp_equipControlSurface.png Control Surface Adjustment II 150,000 4-6 "
Wowp_equipControlSurface.png Control Surface Adjustment III 300,000 7-8 "
Wowp_equipControlSurface.png Control Surface Adjustment IV 400,000 9-10 "

Lightweight Airframe I
30,000 1-3 +3% to maneuverability on all axis.
Wowp_equipLightConstruction.png Lightweight Airframe II 200,000 4-6 "
Wowp_equipLightConstruction.png Lightweight Airframe III 400,000 7-8 "
Wowp_equipLightConstruction.png Lightweight Airframe IV 550,000 9-10 "

Aircraft Polish I
150,000 4-5 +5% to top speed.
Wowp_equipDopeCoating.png Aircraft Polish II 250,000 6-8 "
Wowp_equipHullPolishing.png Polish Covering 300,000 9-10 +3% to top speed.

Multirole Fighters and Attack Aircraft:

Concealing Livery I
15,000 2-4 Reduces the efficiency (accuracy) of enemy AA and rear gun fire by 30%.
Wowp_equipAdaptCamo.png Concealing Livery II 200,000 5-7 "
Wowp_equipAdaptCamo.png Concealing Livery III 400,000 8-10 "

Heavy Fighters:

Improved Aircraft Polish I
30,000 2-3 +5% to maximum airspeed. +25% to acceleration in a dive.
Wowp_equipImprovedDope.png Improved Aircraft Polish II 150,000 4-5 "
Wowp_equipImprovedDope.png Improved Aircraft Polish III 300,000 6-8 +5% to maximum airspeed. +20% to acceleration in a dive.
Wowp_equipImprovedDope.png Improved Aircraft Polish IV 400,000 9-10 +3% to maximum airspeed. +15% to acceleration in a dive.

Heavy Fighters and Attack Aircraft:

Additional Armored Plates I
50,000 2-4 Reduces chance of pilot injury and critical damage to engine and rear guns by 20%.
Wowp_equipAdditionalArmor.png Additional Armored Plates II 200,000 5-7 "
Wowp_equipAdditionalArmor.png Additional Armored Plates III 500,000 8-10 "

Improved Flaps I
50,000 2-4 +20% to efficiency of airspeed reduction with idle engine.
Wowp_equipImprovedFlaps.png Improved Flaps II 200,000 5-7 "
Wowp_equipImprovedFlaps.png Improved Flaps III 450,000 8-10 "

Reinforced Airframe I
50,000 2-4 -25% chance of critical damage to engines, crew, wings, and tail; +10% to aircraft HP.
Wowp_equipReinforcedFrame.png Reinforced Airframe II 350,000 5-7 "
Wowp_equipReinforcedFrame.png Reinforced Airframe III 600,000 8-10 "


  • Overlapping effects from Reinforced Airframe, Improved Covering, and/or Additional Armor Plates will stack, if you choose to use multiple upgrade slots.