WiC TA Airborne Drop Airborne infantry
WiC Ingame Paradrop USSR
Il-76 Candid paradropping a squad of VDV troops
WiC TA Non-Destructive Non-destructive
Faction WiC USA Icon Small United States
WiC USSR Icon Small Soviet Union
WiC NATO Icon Small NATO
Deployment time 25 seconds
Recharge time 30 seconds
WiC Infantry Icon 5/10/15 WiC Support Icon 10/20/30
WiC Armor Icon 8/16/24 WiC Air Icon 10/20/30
WiC Infantry Para Airborne infantry
Special Abilities
Offensive: Direct artillery
WiC Ability Direct Artillery Directs artillery fire on the target location.
Defensive: Sprint
WiC Ability Sprint The airborne squad moves at double speed, but cannot engage enemies for the duration of the ability.

The airborne infantry tactical aid calls in a transport aircraft which drops of an WiC Icon Infantry Airborne airborne infantry squad, or paratroopers. Paratroopers can combat enemy infantry relatively well, but lack any anti-vehicle or anti-air weapons (though their rifles can damage troop transports and scout helicopters).

They also have the ability to call in artillery strikes on a given map position which can destroy valuable enemy units; however the telltale artillery strike can be recognized by players which can give away the presence of the paratrooper squad. Additionally, observant players can see their units being shot at by the paratroopers' rifles if they are close enough, so it's often best to give a hold fire command to avoid revealing yourself. Most of the time it is simply best to avoid taking any offensive action with paratroopers, but rather use them to passively observe the battlefield and provide vision of enemy movements.


  • United States deploys US Army Rangers, who come in four man squads, all carrying M16A2/M203s.
  • Soviet Union deploys the VDV (Airborne Spetsnaz), who all carry AK-74M/GP-30s.
  • NATO field the French Foreign Legion, who carry FAMAS/M203s.


See alsoEdit

Tactical aids of World in Conflict
WiC TA Non-Destructive

WiC TA Aerial Recon
Aerial recon

WiC TA Airborne Drop
Airborne infantry

WiC TA Jeep Drop
Airdropped transport

WiC TA Tank Drop
Airdropped light tank

WiC TA Repair Bridge
Repair bridge

WiC TA Selective
Selective strikes

WiC TA Napalm
Napalm strike

WiC TA Chemical Strike
Chemical strike

WiC TA Tank Buster
Tank buster

WiC TA Laser Guided Bomb
Laser-guided bomb

WiC TA Air-To-Air
Air-to-air strike

WiC TA Heavy Air Support
Heavy air support

WiC TA Indiscriminate
Indiscriminate attacks

WiC TA Light Arty
Light artillery barrage

WiC TA Heavy Arty
Heavy artillery barrage

WiC TA Precision Arty
Precision artillery

WiC TA Air Strike
Air strike

WiC TA Carpet Bombing
Carpet bombing

WiC TA Daisy Cutter
Daisy Cutter / Fuel air bomb

SA TA Incendiary Bomb
Incendiary bomb (campaign only)

WiC TA Tactical Nuke
Tactical nuke