Gear Change is a Soviet support power available from the Industrial Plant. It immediately gives $3000 to the player upon activation, but forces all of their Industrial Plant and War Factories' crews to perform equipment maintenance that shuts them down for 60 seconds. As a result, it is only useful for emergency situations.
Unused by the AI.
Additional income can be acquired by performing Gear Change at the Industrial Plant.
—Foehn intel during Operation: Kill the Messenger