When we go into an air battle in War Thunder, we choose to use a certain Aircraft ammo belt. Furthermore, it’s not really clear if we choose the right type, especially given loads of different belt types in the game.

Here at Wowkia, we will tell you what type of ammunition types exist, what they do, and which ones we should choose.

Aircraft Ammo Belt Guide

Default

War Thunder Aircraft Ammo Guide | War Thunder
Default | War Thunder

The default belt is the most basic. Inside, it has a blue shell called an incendiary tracer round, the grey one is an armor-piercing shell, and the yellow one is a high explosive incendiary. That means this round has a little bit of everything. You have tracers to make aiming easier. AP shells that pierce armor and high explosive incendiary rounds that break enemy aircraft apart and set them on fire. This shell does not excel in anything and isn’t terribly effective.

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Universal

War Thunder Aircraft Ammo Guide | War Thunder
Universal | War Thunder

This ammunition contains two HEI (High Explosive Incendiary). A red armor-piercing incendiary (API) and a blue incendiary tracer. As the name suggests, this belt is very versatile but is certainly combat-worthy. In addition, this shell is a great pick as it can carry you in most situations.

Air Target

Air Target | War Thunder
Air Target | War Thunder

You will get a combination of four minengeschoß HEI shells. One incendiary tracer and one API shell. This belt does short work against enemy aircraft but is now useless against heavily armored targets.

Armored Target

Armored Target | War Thunder
Armored Target | War Thunder

This ammunition contains three grey AP shells and one incendiary tracer. The armored Target belt is almost the highest penetrating belt, making it ideal for hunting armored ground targets or heavily armored airplanes.

Tracers

Tracers | War Thunder
Tracers | War Thunder

This ammunition contains three yellow fragmentation incendiary traces and due familiar blue incendiary tracers. It’s a great belt fighting in long-range because it allows you to see where your shots are traveling.

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Stealth

Stealth | War Thunder
Stealth | War Thunder

Inside this ammunition, we get three yellow minengeschoß HEI shells. A grey AP shell and a red incendiary round. This belt is rather special because it doesn’t have any tracer rounds. However, tracers do have several flaws. First, the round ballistics are less than ideal.

Second, your enemy isn’t blind and can understand where they are being shot by the tracers. Moreover, when attacking head-on, your tracer makes it harder to see the target. Finally, of course, it takes some time to master the stealth belt. That’s the War Thunder Aircraft ammo guide, I hope you like it.