For Aerospace Fighters, it can vary from map to map, depending on the type of aerospace complex structure present. Many maps allow for aerospace to repair directly on the runway, while others are more specific and require you to taxi into the Aero Hangar. VTOLs can repair on the VTOL Platform as well as a Repair Pad, but are also capable of using Aerospace hangars and/or runways if the specific map supports doing so. Battle Armor steadily regain health and armor over time; crouching speeds this process up.
Once stopped in the appropriate place, the player must Power Down the unit (the [ P ] key), which will initiate Repairs. CBills will be deducted while repairs are in progress, and repairs will be halted if the unit is powered up before repairs are complete, the player runs out of Cbills, the player comes under attack or if repairs are finished. Upon successfully repairing the unit, the player may then power up and exit the hangar.
Repairing is a cheap way of extending an asset's lifespan on battlefield, which saves CBills in the long run. It's especially critical in Test of Strength mode where each CBill counts more. Note that although repairs cannot restore completely destroyed arms or shoulders (or legs!), Mechs without weaponry in a part can lose that part without having its firepower permanently reduced. For example, the Hollander II A's weaponry consists of a single Heavy Gauss mounted on the right shoulder, so it could suffer the loss of both arms and the left shoulder without its firepower being affected (granted, it will be somewhat easier to destroy without the limbs and shoulder shielding its center torso, and will suffer critical damage to the center torso when hit in the destroyed shoulder).
If an asset has lost arms or weapon pods, it can often be prudent to simply Sell the vehicle at a hangar bay and purchase a replacement than repair an undergunned asset.
- Restore Armor values to full (or as close to full as you can afford)
- Replace lost cockpit or back armor
- Repair a damaged engine (back armor)
- Refill Coolant (costs up to 1k C-Bills)
- Restore weapons that were disabled, provided the part they were attached to was not completely destroyed
- Repair damaged Heat Sinks
Repairs will not:
- Replace lost arms, external weapon pods or legs
- Restore components lost when the Mech part they were attached to was destroyed
- Reload ammo-based Weapons automatically: see Rearming for more information
- Repair destroyed Heat Sinks