Selecting a shell
The bar at the bottom right displays the selected shell, the status of "load" command and the number of available shells.
1 - armor-piercing discarding sabot tracer (APDS-T M392),
2 - high explosive anti-tank tracer (HEAT-T M456),
3 - high-explosive plastic tracer (HEP-T M393A1).
In addition extra shells are available - their presence is indicated by a small triangle on the icon of the shell. By right-clicking on the icon with such triangle, you can switch between: high explosive anti-tank tracer (HEAT-T M456) and white phosphorus tracer (WP-T M416), as well as between high-explosive plastic tracer (HEP-T M393A1) and anti-personnel tracer (APERS-T M494).
Pressing R key commands the loader to start loading until all shells are exhausted or until the cancellation command (by pressing R again).
Pay attention: the selected shell is also indexed in the ballistic computer, therefore do not select another shell ahead of time!Firing within battlesight range
For APDS-T M392 battlesight range is 1600 m, for HEAT-T M456 and HEP-T M393A1 - 1200 m.Using the nonballistic reticle and the ballistic computer
Index battlesight range in the ballistic computer - press N and set the range by rotating the mouse wheel or by pressing Insert and Delete keys (hold Shift for larger steps).
Look in sights - V key, switch to the nonballistic reticle - Z and C, look closer - Backspace. Aim at the base of the visible target.
To turn off/on the ballistic computer, hold Ctrl to show the cursor and click on the ballistic computer icon on the bottom bar.Using the ballistic reticle
Switch to the ballistic reticle - Z and C. Place the range line corresponding to battlesight range of the selected shell on the base of the visible target. APDS-T M392 and HEP-T M393A1 scale.
HEAT-T M456 scale. Switch between scales for different ammo types - G.Request the range from the commander
Hold Ctrl to show the cursor and click on the target. The commander will determine the range, it will be automatically indexed in the ballistic computer. For nonballistic reticle (switch to it with Z and C) the aiming point is the center of the target. Blue triangle on "binocular" icon indicates that the commander sees the target and can determine the range.
Clicking on the target designates it for the entire platoon by default. To avoid this, press ` key (left of 1 and above Tab) and disable shared targets.
For ballistic reticle place the range line corresponding to the determined range and the selected shell on the center of the target. You can view the range indexed in the ballistic computer and determined by the commander on the marked icons.
In poor visibility you can turn on a light filter - F and reticles highlight - H.
At night targets are illuminated by the xenon searchlight mounted coaxially to the main gun.
Of course, the enemy can see the searchlight too, therefore you can turn it off by pressing ` key (left of 1 and above Tab) and prohibiting the firing (see screenshot). View through sights deteriorates significantly.
Fire from the gun - left click or Space, coax machinegun - right click or Q. For coax MG for the ballistic computer you can use HEP-T M393A1, or use its scale on the ballistic reticle.