If I currently have, let's say a plasma cannon on my layout for one of my aircraft, and I build another weapon like a fusion lance or something, and I go to put the fusion lance on the aircraft, will the plasma cannon go back into my weapon inventory or will I lose the plasma cannon?

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Weapons for Aircraft in XCOM are just like weapons for Soldiers; you can swap them out as many times as you like (though why would you?).

Installing weapons takes time (24 hours, I believe), but uninstalling weapons is instant.

  • Yeah I wanna be able to take the fusion lance and put it on my firestorms, and then put the plasma's on my other aircrafts, but I started with firestorms having plasmas.
    – Joseph
    Nov 30, 2012 at 3:45

Adding on to the answer above, I believe the ship weapon inventory that you built will be available to all the other hangars in the other continents. Thought its a bit strange that transporting a ship will take 3 days yet installing a weapon onto a ship on another continent will take only 24 hours.

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    XCOM Magic! You know how it is... Nov 30, 2012 at 2:47
  • haha yea its awesome magic.. :D
    – jonleech
    Nov 30, 2012 at 2:54

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