Armor Plating

by VortiK

Adds armor plating equipment to increase vehicles hitpoints and improve their survivability. - Supports AAI Vehicles. - Supports Angel's Heavy Tank. - Has built in mod support.

1 year, 6 months ago
0.16 - 1.1
4 years ago
Latest Version:
1.1.1 (1 year, 6 months ago)
Factorio version:
0.16 - 1.1
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VortiK's Armor Plating

Sad to see vehicles not scaling well ? Having cars insta killed by spitters and worms ? No more ! Upgrade your car and tank with armor plating equipement that doesn't require energy to increase their max HP and improve their survivability.


New armor plating equipment with its own tech and armor plates intermediate that can be placed in car, tank and spidertron. Add an equipment grid for the car and the tank if they don't have one yet so they can fit respectively 2 and 3 armor plating equipments.

  • Armor plating equipement adds a flat 1 000 HP on equiped vehicles.
  • Energized armor plating equipment adds 30 % more HP on equiped vehicles.

How it works ?

You will notice that the max health of vehicle is still the same as before when equipping an armor. This is because max health is not moddable at runtime, instead the armor is taken into account when vehicle takes damage, effectively reducing the damage taken.
This is why a console message is displayed to acknowledge that the armor is taken into account.

Mod support

table.insert(data.raw["equipment-grid"][entity.equipment_grid].equipment_categories, "vtk-armor-plating")

Be aware that a big equipment grid will be very overpowered with armor plating stacking.