Engines are a type of equipment in Steambirds Alliance. When equipped, engines enhance one of 3 stats: Armor Self-Repair rate, Steam Recharge rate, or Gun Damage.
Tip: Carrying an extra engine in one's inventory and swapping to it via hotkey allows attentive players to quickly adapt to changing circumstances. Most aircraft will use a Damage Engine as their default, but can benefit from having at least one other engine available.
- Swap to a Steam Recharge Engine if you're heavily dependent on your Secondary, like Medic or Engineer.
- Swap to an Armor Self-Repair Engine if you're tanking bullets as Hog, or just to boost your own survival.
Engines also have their own class of Pilot Skills, listed here.
The most balanced engine in the game.
|Tier 0||Stock Engine||Rolled off the factory line like this.|
Armor Self-Repair Engines
Engines boosting Armor Self-Repair are distinguished by their green nacelles. A Tier 1 Armor Self-Repair Engine is the second piece of equipment looted by new players.
Steam Recharge Engines
Engines boosting Steam Recharge are distinguished by their blue nacelles.
Engines boosting Damage modifier are distinguished by their purple nacelles. A Tier 1 Damage Engine is the first piece of equipment looted by new players.
Engines boosting Superspeed are distinguished by their red nacelles. A Tier 1 Speed Engine used to be the second piece of equipment looted by new players. As of the 3/13/20 More Together update, Speed Engines are no longer in the game.