Equipment

“Equipment

EquipmentIcon.pngEquipment improves the effectiveness of the tank 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 tank tier, class and nation.

Equipment can only be used on the tank it is installed on. If you want to use it on another tank you need to demount it first. This option is available when clicking the installed equipment in the garage screen. Demounting removes the item from your tank and sends it to your Depot, making it available for use on another vehicle. Most equipment though require a small amount of gold to demount, as is explained below.

Purchasing from your vehicle’s equipment panel is the best way to ensure compatibility. Only use the store to purchase equipment for vehicles you don’t own yet and only if you have a firm understanding of the equipment system.

With respect to demounting equipment, two types of equipment need to be distinguished:

  • Removable Equipment that can be demounted at no cost for re-use, including immediate re-use on the very next tank you play (assuming the vehicle it is demounted from is out of combat).
  • Complex Equipment that is permanently installed on your tank. This is indicated in game by a gold nut on the equipment icon. Complex equipment can be removed from a tank or disposed of in one of three ways:
  • Pay 10 gold to demount the equipment and return it to the depot (from where it can later be mounted on another tank)
  • Destroy the equipment, which frees the equipment slot, but no compensation is given for the lost equipment.
  • Sell the tank with the equipment mounted, which will return to you half the current purchase price of the equipment in credits.

Regarding removable equipment as a general rule, most players keep at least two binoculars and camo nets for new tanks, with many keeping two toolboxes or a third camo net and binoculars as well. That way, even on new tanks when they lack the credits to equip them fully, they can enter battle with as much of toolbox, camo net and binoculars as they can carry. For tanks at low tiers that won’t be in play long because they’ll be sold as the next tank is unlocked, these three may be all you ever need.

Removable Equipment
IconEquipment NameCost (credits)Weight (kg)Description
CamouflageNet.pngCamouflage Net100,000100Provides a % bonus to the tank’s camouflage factor when the tank hull is stationary for 3 seconds, based on the class of the tank. Lights and mediums get 10%, Heavies and SPGs 5%, and TDs 15%.Highly recommended for many Tank Destroyers, particularly turreted ones as turret rotation doesn’t break the bonus.
Stereoscope.pngBinocular Telescope500,00050+25% View Range when tank hull is stationary for 3 seconds.Recommended for Tank Destroyers and passive scouts.
Toolbox.pngToolbox500,000100+25% Repair speed.Particularly useful if your crew does not have a high repair skill of their own yet. Most people buy the Toolbox for faster repair of their tank’s tracks, which is very important as an immobile tank is easy prey for SPG and sniping tanks.
Complex Equipment
Durability
IconEquipment NameCost (credits)Weight (kg)Description
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Light Spall Liner

50,000250+20% (Light Spall Liner), +25% (Medium), +30% (Heavy), and +50% (Superheavy) additions to armor protection from ramming and explosions, and also the same amount of additional protection from crew death.

Increases armor thickness when calculating splash damage from High Explosive (HE) shells (near misses and non-penetrating hits both from tanks and SPGs) or from collisions with other tanks. Has no effect on penetrating hits from HE or other shells. Primarily useful on tanks that are already heavily armored, especially any of the Heavy Tanks and the British tank destroyers due to the greater effectiveness of the Heavy and Superheavy spall liners on already thick armor. Usage of the light and medium spall liners is not recommended, although exceptions may be made for designated ramming tanks.

Medium Spall Liner200,000500
Heavy Spall Liner500,0001000
Superheavy Spall Liner750,0001500
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“Wet” Ammo Rack Class 1

200,0001% of tank weight+50% Ammo Rack hit points.

Buy this if you feel that your tank is very prone to ammo rack damage and ammo rack explosions.

“Wet” Ammo Rack Class 2600,000
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Cyclone Filter

500,00010+50% Engine hit points.

Buy this if you feel your tank is very prone to engine damage. Note: this does not counteract the engine damage side-effect of the Removed Speed Governor, as the Removed Speed Governor damage is calculated as a percentage of engine HP (aka even though you have greater engine hit points the damage your engine suffers per second is also greater).

Available only for Soviet and Chinese tanks, and does not include Soviet crewed Lend Lease vehicles.

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Fill Tanks with CO2

500,00050+50% Fuel Tank hit points.

Buy this if you feel that hits to the fuel tank are causing you problems.

Available from tier 6.

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Enhanced Suspension

0+10% Suspension Load Limit, +20% to Suspension hit points, and 50% reduction in damage due to suspension damage due to impact (ie you take less damage from falling) .

A higher load limit does not improve acceleration, traverse rates, or anything else. It just increases the max. weight capacity; this can very useful as temporary equipment on higher tier tanks to avoid researching the suspension to get turret and gun upgrades sooner. For permanent usage, the more useful aspect of this equipment is the increase in suspension hit points, which makes your tank harder to de-track. It also reduces damage you take from falling, which can be useful for those who frequently like to take ‘shortcuts’ on maps.

Enhanced Springs20,000The Enhanced Springs is available for:

  • The German Czech vehicles (Pz.Kpfw. 35 (t), Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t), Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A., T-15, T-25, Marder II, Hetzer, Grille) Pz.Kpfw. II (Sturmpanzer II, Wespe) Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C
  • The repurposed French light gun platforms (Renault UE 57, FCM36 PaK40, Somua SAu-40 S-35 CA, Lorraine39 L AM)
Enh. Vickers Suspension20,000The Enhanced Vickers Suspension is available for:

  • The Soviet/Chinese (T-26, Vickers Mk. E Type B, AT-1, SU-26, SU-5)
Enh. Horizontal Coil Springs 1 Class20,000The Enhanced Horizontal Coil Springs 1 Class is available for:

  • The French Hotchkiss H35
Enh. Vertical Coil Springs 1 Class20,000The Enhanced Vertical Coil Springs 1 Class is available for:

  • American lights and TDs (M2 Light Tank, M3 Stuart, T18, T82, M8A1)
  • The French Renault-designed infantry tanks (D1, D2, AMX 38, AMX 40)
  • British tanks (Cruiser Mk. I, Cruiser Mk. II)Valentine Valentine AT
Enh. Vertical Leaf Springs20,000The Enhanced Vertical Leaf Springs is available for:

  • The British Vickers Medium Mk. I and Vickers Medium Mk. II medium tanks
Enh. Candle Suspension40,000The Enhanced Candle Suspension is available for:

  • The Soviet T-28 and its derivative SU-8
Enh. Christie Suspension80,000The Enhanced Christie Suspension is available for:

  • The Soviet Christie tanks (BT-2, BT-7, BT-SV, A-20, A-32)
  • The Soviet T-34 and derivatives, both domestic and Chinese (Type T-34 T-34-85, Type 58, T-34-1, SU-85, SU-100, SU-100M1, SU-101)
  • The later British cruiser tanks (Cruiser Mk. III, Cruiser Mk. IV, Covenanter, Crusader, Cromwell, Comet)
Enh. Torsion Bars 1 t Class100,000The Enhanced Torsion Bars 1 t class is available for:

  • The Soviet T-50 family (MT-25, T-60, T-70, T-80, SU-76, SU-85B)
  • The German Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs, VK 16.02 Leopard, VK 28.01
  • The American M24 Chaffee and its derivatives (M37, M41)
  • The American T21, T71 M18 Hellcat
  • The French AMX-13 family (AMX 12t, AMX 13 75, AMX 13 90, AMX 13 F3 AM)
Enh. Torsion Bars 3 t Class200,000The Enhanced Torsion Bars 3 t class is available for:

  • The Soviet and Chinese analogues (T-43, T-44, T-54, T-62A, SU-122-54, 59-16, WZ-131, WZ-132, T-34-2, Type 59, WZ-120, 121)
  • The German Pz.Kpfw. III, VK 30.01 (H), and VK 30.02 (D)
  • The American (M41 Walker Bulldog, T49, T54E1, T69, M4A2E4 Sherman, M26 Pershing, T26E4 Super Pershing)
  • The French (Lorraine 40 t, Bat Chatillon 25 t, Lorraine155 50, Lorraine155 51, Bat Chatillon 155)
Enhanced Levers200,000The Enhanced Levers is available for : Hummel, Jagdpanzer IV, Panzer III/IV, Panzer IV H, Panzer IV Hydraulic
Enh. Horizontal Coil Springs 2 Class200,000The Enhanced Horizontal Coil Springs 2 Class is available for:

  • American HVSS suspension medium tanks (M4A3E8 Sherman, T20)
Enh. Horizontal Leaf Springs200,000The Enhanced Horizontal Leaf Springs is available for:

  • The British Vickers Medium Mk. III medium tank
Enh. Vertical Coil Springs 2 Class200,000The Enhanced Vertical Coil Springs 2 Class is available for:

  • American medium tanks and tank destroyers using the classic suspension (M2 Medium Tank, M3 Lee, M4 Sherman, M7, Ram II, M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo, T25 AT)
  • Chinese M5A1 Stuart and American M5 Stuart light tanks
Enh. Leaf Springs 2 Class200,000The Enhanced Leaf Springs 2 Class is available for: ARL V39, Indien-Panzer
Enh. Longitudinal Torsion Bars500,000
Enh. Torsion Bars 5+ t Class500,000
Enh. Horizontal Coil Springs 3 Class500,000The Enhanced Horizontal Coil Springs 3 Class is available for:

  • The modern British tanks and TDs (Caernarvon, Conqueror, FV215b, Tortoise, FV215b (183))
  • The American T28 Prototype, M40/M43
Enh. Leaf Springs 3 Class500,000The Enhanced Leaf Springs 3 Class is available for:

  • The French pre-autoloader heavy tanks and their derivatives (B1, BDR G1B, 105 leFH18B2, ARL 44, AMX M4(1945))
Enh. Vertical Coil Springs 3 Class500,000The Enhanced Vertical Coil Springs 3 Class is available for:

  • The British heavy infantry tanks ((Churchill I, Churchill VII, Black Prince, TOG II*)
  • The American T28,T1 Heavy Tank, M6
Enh. Belleville Washers600,000The Enhanced Belleville Washers is available for:

  • The German E-75 and E-100 heavy tanks
  • The German Waffentrager auf E 100 Tank Destroyer
  • The German Jagdpanzer E 100 Tank Destroyer
Performance
IconEquipment NameCost (credits)Weight (kg)Description
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Gun Rammer

10% reduction in gun-loading time. Gun rammers increase loading speed and cause a 10% decrease to the manual hand-loading time. Rammers are highly recommended for every vehicle with a damage dealing role (i.e. everything except pure scout tanks).

Rammers come in four types: “Medium” and “Large” Caliber Tank Gun Rammers for tanks and TDs, and “Medium” and “Large” Caliber Artillery Gun Rammers for SPGs. Rammers are not available for vehicles equipped with Autoloader guns, except for certain special cases, such as the Spähpanzer SP I C and Chi-Ri.

Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer200,000200Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammers are generally available for light tanks, medium tanks, and tank destroyers from all nations, starting at Tier 3 or Tier 4, that can install a gun caliber ranging from 50mm to 105mm, or an equivalent caliber in different measuring systems, such as Centimeters, Inches, or Pounds. Specifically, Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammers fit:

  • Chinese and German light tanks from Tier 4 (Excluding the Luchs and Leopard)
  • The Tier 5 British light tank Crusader, the Tier 5 American light tank M24 Chaffee, and the Tier 4 French light tank AMX 40
  • The Soviet T-46, A-20, T-50 light tanks
  • Chinese, German, British, and Soviet medium tanks from Tier 3
  • American medium tanks from Tier 2
  • Japanese medium tanks from Tier 4
  • The French AMX 30 1er prototype and AMX 30 B medium tanks
  • The American T1 Heavy and M6 heavy tanks
  • The French B1 and BDR G1 B heavy tanks
  • The Soviet KV-1 and KV-1S heavy tanks
  • The German Durchbruchswagen 2, VK 30.01 (H) and VK 36.01 (H) heavy tanks
  • The British Churchill I and Churchill VII heavy tanks
  • The Japanese Type 95 heavy tank and Type 5 Ke-Ho light tank
  • American tank destroyers from Tier 3 to 7
  • British tank destroyers from Tier 4 to 8
  • German tank destroyers from Tier 4 to 6, as well as the Jagdpanther
  • French tank destroyers from Tier 4 to 6
  • Soviet tank destroyers from Tier 3 to 6
Large-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer500,000400Large-Caliber Tank Gun Rammers are generally available for heavy tanks and tank destroyers from all nations if the maximum gun caliber that can be installed is at least 105mm, or an equivalent caliber in Centimeters, Pounds, or Inches. Specifically, Large-Caliber Tank Gun Rammers fit:

  • Soviet heavy tanks from Tier 6
  • Japanese heavy tanks from Tier 5
  • Chinese, German, British and American heavy tanks from Tier 7
  • American and German “Jagdpanzer line” tank destroyers from Tier 8
  • French, Soviet and German “Waffenträger line” tank destroyers from Tier 7
  • The American T49 light tank
  • The French ARL 44 and AMX M4 45 heavy tanks
  • The British Tortoise and FV215b (183) tank destroyers
Medium-Caliber Artillery Shell Rammer300,000300Medium-Caliber Artillery Shell Rammers are generally available for artillery starting at Tier 2, that can install a gun caliber of 155mm or less. This also includes equivalent calibers in inches, pounds, or centimeters. Specifically, Medium-Caliber Artillery Shell Rammers fit:

  • German and American artillery from Tier 2 to Tier 7
  • Soviet artillery from Tier 2 to Tier 6
  • British artillery from Tier 2 to Tier 8
  • French artillery from Tier 2 to Tier 9 (The Tier 10 Bat.-Châtillon 155 58 uses an autoloader and cannot mount a gun rammer)
Large-Caliber Artillery Shell Rammer600,000500Large-Caliber Artillery Shell Rammers are generally available for artillery starting at Tier 8, that can install maximum gun caliber of greater than 155mm. As with other rammers, this includes equal/similar calibers in Inches, Pounds, or Centimeters. Specifically, Large-Caliber Artillery Shell Rammers fit:

  • German and American artillery from Tier 8
  • Soviet artillery from Tier 7
  • The British FV3805 and Conqueror Gun Carriage artillery
  • No French artillery use the Large-Caliber Artillery Shell Rammer
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Enhanced Gun Laying Drive

500,00010010% Reduction in Aim-Time. An enhanced (automated) gun laying drive, or GLD, decreases the Aiming Time required to “lay” or aim the gun by -10% over the hand-cranked manual method alternative.

The GLD is particularly useful on certain guns which have a very long aim time. GLDs are highly recommended for Self-Propelled Guns. On vehicles which can mount vertical stabilizers, use a GLD in combination with a Vertical Stabilizer for maximum aim time reduction, but vertical stabilizers are generally considered more beneficial than GLDs when available.

GLDs are available on almost all vehicles of all Nations, from Tier-1.

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Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1

500,00010020% reduction of the Accuracy Penalties. The actual accuracy rating of the gun does not change. In other words, the aiming circle starts out 20% smaller, but the size when fully aimed remains unaffected.

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1 is for Light and Medium tanks, Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2 is for Heavy tanks.

An excellent piece of equipment for players that prefer offensive play. Use in combination with an Enhanced Gun Laying Drive for maximum aim time reduction, but vertical stabilizers are generally considered more beneficial than GLDs when avaliable. It’s equally useful for defensive play when moving from behind cover (“peek-a-boo”) as well as shooting on the move.

Available for American Lights at tier 5, Mediums at tier 6, and Heavies at tier 7. Available for all British medium and heavy tanks at tier 7. Available for all other nations starting at tier 8, with the exception of the French AMX 13 90, German Spähpanzer SP I C and the Chinese WZ-131.

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2600,000200
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Coated Optics

500,0000+10% View Range.

The bonus is applied at all times except when Binoculars are active, making this equipment better suited for aggressive and scouting players. Recommended for aggressive medium and light tanks, especially at high tiers.

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Additional Grousers

250,0001000-9.1% Terrain Resistance on soft ground and -4.8% Terrain Resistance on average soil. Note the weight of the equipment does somewhat counteract the benefit of the equipment on the lighter tanks.

Available for the following tanks:(SU-76I, SU-85I, Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. A, Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A, Pz.Kpfw. III, Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D, Pz.Kpfw. III/IV, Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H, VK 30.01 (H), Durchbruchswagen 2, Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm, StuG III Ausf. B, StuG III Ausf. G, Jagdpanzer IV, Nashorn, Sturmpanzer II, Pz.Sfl. IVb, Hummel)

Crew
IconEquipment NameCost (credits)Weight (kg)Description
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Improved Ventilation Class 1

50,000100Adds 5% to role and non-role specific skills training level percentages for all crew members. This improves most of the operating parameters of your tank, but note it will be by less than 5%. Refer to Battle Mechanics for details.

Not available on open-topped vehicles.
Improved Ventilation Class 1 is available for

  • All light tanks
  • The British Vickers Medium Mk. I tier 1 medium tank
  • Tank destroyers from tier 2 to tier 4
  • The British Bishop and FV304 SPGs
  • U.S.S.R. tier II SPG, SU-18
  • French tier II SPG, Renault FT 75 BS
  • U.S.A tier II SPG, T18 HMC

Improved Ventilation Class 2 is available for

  • All medium tanks, except the British Vickers Medium Mk. I
  • The American T25 AT tier 7 tank destroyer
  • French and Soviet tank destroyers from tier 5 to tier 6
  • The Soviet SU-100M1, SU-101, and SU-122-54 tier 7, 8, and 9 tank destroyers
  • The Soviet SU-122-44 tier 7 premium tank destroyer
  • German tank destroyers from tier 5 to tier 7
  • The German Jagdpanther II tier 8 tank destroyer
  • The American M53/M55 tier 9 self-propelled gun
  • The British FV3805 SPG

Improved Ventilation Class 3 is available for

  • All heavy tanks
  • American and German tank destroyers from tier 8
  • French and Soviet tank destroyers from tier 7
  • The Soviet SU-14-2 and 212A tier 8 and tier 9 self-propelled guns
  • The Soviet SU-100Y tier 6 premium tank destroyer
  • British tank destroyers from tier 5
  • The British FV207 and Conqueror Gun Carriage SPGs
Improved Ventilation Class 2150,000150
Improved Ventilation Class 3600,000200

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