Complete Guide to Picking Ammo Belts (Moved to the new forum)

Moving the ammo belts guide to the new forum. (Old: Complete Guide to Picking Ammo Belts (Updated May 2023) - Air Force Academy - War Thunder - Official Forum)

The list is ordered by nation of design. So as an example if you’re playing as Britain and you want to find the GAU-4 for your Phantom, it’s under the US.

Guns marked as “(turret only)” are available only as defensive armament/on turrets of bombers and/or attackers.

Hold CTRL then press F to search for the gun you want.

FRA:

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7.5mm MAC 1934: Universal

7.5mm MAC 1934 (turret): Armored Targets

7.5mm Mle 33: Universal

7.5mm Mle 33 (turret): Armored Targets

7.5mm Mle 1923: Universal

7.5mm Mle 1923 (turret): AP-T

7.5mm Darne 1933: Universal

7.5mm Fabrique Nationale Mle 38: Universal

20mm Hispano HS.9: Universal

20mm Hispano 404: Universal

20mm Hispano 404 (turret): Universal

20mm M50: Air Targets

30mm DEFA (all variants): Air Targets

IT:

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7.7mm Breda-SAFAT: Universal

7.7mm Breda-SAFAT (turret): Universal

12.7mm Breda-SAFAT: Air Targets

12.7mm Breda-SAFAT (turret): Universal

12.7mm Scotti (turret only): Universal

30mm Hispano HS 825: Air Targets

102mm 102/35 mod 14: Ground Targets (enemy aircraft)/Armored Targets (ground targets)

JP:

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7.7mm type 89: Universal

7.7mm type 89 ‘special’ (turret): Armored Targets

7.7mm type 89 (turret): Armored Targets

7.7mm type 92 (turret only): Armored Targets

7.7mm type 97: Universal

7.7mm type 97 (turret): Armored Targets

7.7mm Te-1 (turret only): Universal

7.92mm type 98 (turret only): Armored Targets

12.7mm Ho-103: Air Targets

12.7mm Ho-104 (turret only): Universal

13mm type 2 (turret only): Universal

13.2mm type 3: Ground Targets

20mm type 99 mk I: Universal

20mm type 99 mk I (turret): Air Targets

20mm type 99 mk II: Universal

20mm type 99-II mk. 5(turret only): Air Targets

20mm Ho-1 (turret only): Air Targets

20mm Ho-3: Universal

20mm Ho-5: Universal

20mm Ho-5 (turret): Air Targets

20mm JM61A1: Air Targets

30mm type 5: Tracers

30mm Ho-155: Tracers

37mm type 94: Default

37mm Ho-203: Default

40mm Ho-301: Default

57mm Ho-401: Default:

75mm Type 88: Ground Targets (enemy aircraft)/Armored Targets ground targets)

GB:

7.7mm Vickers E: Universal

7.7mm Vickers K (turret only): Universal

7.7mm Browning: Universal

7.7mm Browning (turret): Universal

(British) 12.7mm M2 Browning (turret only): Universal

20mm Hispano Mk.I: Stealth

20mm Hispano Mk.II: Air Targets

20mm Hispano Mk.V (turret): Universal

20mm Hispano Mk.V: Air Targets

25mm ADEN: Air Targets

30mm ADEN: Air Targets

40mm Vickers S: Air Targets (enemy aircraft)/Armored Targets (ground targets)

47mm Vickers P: Default

57mm Molin Class M: Default

USSR:

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7.62mm PV-1: Universal

7.62mm DA (turret only, on TB-3): Universal

7.62mm ShKAS: Universal

7.62mm ShKAS (turret): Universal

12.7mm UB Berezin: Air Targets

12.7mm UB Berezin (turret): Universal

20mm ShVAK: Universal/Tracers (stealth can work for sneak attacks, but it’s weaker in damage output) (FI-T is the best round for Russian 20mms)

20mm ShVAK (turret): Air Targets

20mm B-20M: Universal/Tracers (stealth can work for sneak attacks, but it’s weaker in damage output)

20mm B-20S: Universal/Tracers (stealth can work for sneak attacks, but it’s weaker in damage output)

20mm B-20E (turret only): Air Targets

23mm VYa-23: Universal

23mm NS-23: Air Targets

23mm NS-23K: Air Targets

23mm NR-23: Air Targets

23mm NR-23 (turret): FI-T

23mm GSh-23L: Air Targets

30mm NR-30: Air Targets / Ground Targets

30mm GSh-30-1: Air Targets

30mm GSh-6-30: Air Targets (aircraft), Ground Targets (tanks)

37mm NS-37: Air Targets

37mm N-37: Air Targets

37mm N-37D: Air Targets

45mm NS-45: Air Targets/Armored Targets (Air or Ground RB)

GER:

7.92mm MG 15: Universal/Stealth

7.92mm MG 15 (turret): APT

7.92mm MG 17: Universal/Stealth

7.92mm MG 17 (turret): AP-T

7.92mm MG 81: Universal/Stealth

7.92mm MG 81 (turret): AP-T

13mm MG 131: IAI/Stealth

13mm MG 131 (turret): Default

15mm MG 151: Air Targets

20mm MG C/30L: HEFI-T

20mm MG FF: Air Targets

20mm MG FF (turret): Universal

20mm MG FF/M: Air Targets

20mm MG 151: Air Targets/Stealth

20mm MG 151 (turret): Universal

27mm Mauser BK27: Air Targets (they work for both air and ground units)

30mm MK 108: Universal/Stealth

30mm MK 103: Air Targets (enemy aircraft)/Armored Targets (ground targets)

37mm BK 3,7: Air Targets (enemy aircraft)/Armored Targets (ground targets)

50mm BK 5: Air Targets (enemy aircraft)/Armored Targets (HVAP-T) (ground targets)

50mm Mk.241a: Air Targets (enemy aircraft)/Armored Targets (HVAP-T) (ground targets)

75mm BK 7,5: Air Targets (enemy aircraft)/Amored Targets (HVAP-T) (ground targets)

USA:

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7.62mm Browning: Universal/Stealth

7.62mm Browning (turret): Armored Targets

7.7mm Lewis (turret only, found on the Italian S.81): Universal

12.7mm M2 Browning (early war): Ground Targets/Stealth

12.7mm M2 Browning (mid+late war): Universal/Stealth

12.7mm M2 Browning (turret): Universal

12.7mm M3 Browning: Universal/Stealth

20mm T31: Air Targets/Stealth

20mm AN/M2: Air Targets/Stealth

20mm AN/M3: Air Targets/Stealth

20mm Browning-Colt Mk 12 Mod 3: Air Targets

20mm Mk 11 mod 5 (gunpod): Air Targets

20mm T-160: Air Targets

20mm M24A1: Air Targets

20mm M39A1: Air Targets

20mm M61A1 / GAU-4: Air Targets

30mm GAU-8/A: Ground Targets

37mm M4: Ground Targets

37mm M10: Ground Targets

75mm T13E1: Ground Targets (enemy aircraft)/Armored Targets (ground targets)

75mm M10: Ground Targets (enemy aircraft)/Armored Targets (ground targets)

SWE:

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8mm Ksp m/22: Air Targets/Stealth

8mm Ksp m/22 Fh: Air Targets/Stealth

8mm Ksp m/22 Fv: Air Targets/Stealth

8mm Ksp m/22-37 R (turret): AP-T

12.7mm Akan m/39A: Universal/Stealth

12.7mm Akan m/40: Air Targets/Stealth

12.7mm Akan m/45: Universal/Stealth

12.7mm LKk/42: Air Targets/Stealth

13.2mm Akan m/39: Air Targets/Stealth

13.2mm Akan m/39A: Air Targets/Stealth

13.2mm Akan m/39 (turret): Universal

20mm Akan m/41A: Air Targets

20mm Akan m/45: Air Targets

20mm Akan m/47B: Air Targets

20mm Akan m/47C: Air Targets

20mm Akan m/49: Air Targets

30mm Akan m/55: Air Targets
30mm Akan m/75: Air Targets

57mm Akan m/45: Ground Targets

If I have missed anything while transferring the thread here, let me know!

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