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Basic View Commands

In a real airplane you can look around by turning your head. In Combat Flight Simulator you'll need to use views. Note that all number keys in this section refer to the number pad on the right side of the keyboard and that the Num Lock must be off.



Thunderbolt Dive Bomber



Supermarine Spitfire Fighter

Action Command ***
Forward
Default view
Left 45 degrees
7 or 8+4
Left 90 degrees
4
Left 135 degrees
1 or 2+4
Right 45 degrees
9 or 8+6
Right 90 degrees
6
Right 135 degrees
3 or 2+6
Up 45 degrees
8+5
Up 90 degrees
5
Rear
2
Rear, up 45 degrees
2+5
Left 45, up 45 degrees
7+5
Left 90, up 45 degrees
4+5
Left 135, up 45 degrees
1+5
Right 45, up 45 degrees
9+5
Right 90, up 45 degrees
6+5
Right 135, up 45 degrees
3+5
Cockpit view, full view w/ HUD, or full view (cycle)
W
Change HUD color (cycle)
<Shift> W
Cockpit, Virtual cockpit, Spot views (cycle forward)
 S
(cycle backward)
<Shift> S
Padlock view (toggle)
` (tilde - top left of keyboard)
Lock on next target
<Tab>
Lock on previous target
<Shift><Tab>
Cancel lock
<Shift> ` (tilde)
Chase view
C
Chase view: next aircraft
<Tab>
Chase view: previous aircraft
<Shift><Tab>
Bomb/rocket view (toggle)
A
Bomb/rocket view: next bomb/rocket
<Tab>
Bomb/rocket view: previous bomb/rocket
<Shift><Tab>

*** These are the default keyboard assignments. You can reassign any of these key commands to key combinations you prefer.