Wow, just noticed, not a single 'tip' in several months...that will not do (most of these courtesy the incredibly helpful Sokol1).
GET RID OF THE ARCADE STYLE HUD (BUT KEEP IN GAME MAP)
H - turn off HUD
O - show in flight map
I - toggle your aircraft position on/off on the map
AUTOMATICALLY TURN OFF THE HUD AT MISSION START
Remap the P key to toggle the HUD. That way when you hit P for pause, you will also turn off the HUD
ALAN GREY'S KEYBOARD COMMAND LISThttp://ag-simulatory.cz/download/
USING GUNNER POSITIONS
Ctrl C to move to gunner position
T to get aim assist
SHIFT T centers your view over the gunsight
Shift C change waist gunners left and right side
Mouse to aim
Left mouse button to fire
Alt R to reload (if available)
IDENTIFYING RUSSIAN FROM GERMAN FIGHTERShttp://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/14229-spotting-and-identifying-russian-fighters/?p=224882
SETTING A CUSTOM COCKPIT VIEW
Use the keys bellow to recenter the gunsight position:
Insert = Move pilot head forward
Home = Move pilot head backward
Page up = Move pilot head up
Page down = Move pilot head down
Delete = Move pilot head left
End = Move pilot head right
Wen done press F10 to save the new position.
"F10 = Save current corrections in head snap position"
To avoid this "accident" again, remap F-10 for Alt+F10, so will not save by chance some unwanted position.
BASIC FLIGHT TRAINING VIDShttp://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/12346-basic-flight-non-combat-training-films-the40s/
COCKPIT REFERENCE CARDShttp://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/6670-cockpit-glance-reference-cards/
STOP TEAM KILLING SWINE TAKING OVER YOUR GUNNER POSITION AND SHOOTING YOU DOWN
In bombers, as soon as you enter the cockpit in multiplayer hit ESC
Select GUNNER STATIONS, click on box on top to lock turret position (you see a RED padlock)
Now that little pimply fool who gets his kicks shooting down bombers from the inside, is SOOL.
TAXIING IN CIRCLES?
Lock your tail wheel either with the key command, or by pulling fully back on the joystick
Plenty of advice here: http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/10950-help-taking-taxi/
or check out
Other German Units http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/forum/86-german-units/
Other USSR units http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/forum/85-ussr-units/
In the replay viewer, in external cameras, you can rotate the view using the mouse, but only when the HUD is hidden (press H). You can also use the numeric keys, but not when the time bar is visible. The time bar is made visible whenever you move the mouse while the hud is visible. It disappears after a few seconds if you don't move the mouse.
You can greatly improve the visuals of the terrain with little or no performance impact by editing a file, terrain.ini. See http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/1250...-g/#entry194292
You can disable motion blur when moving the head by disabling "cinematics" in the camera options.
The calm weather landing mission starts you with 100% fuel by default, which makes landing more difficult. If you are finding it hard to land smoothly, try with 50% fuel.
Good to know for people coming from War Thunder: unlike that game, BOS allows you to record free flight sessions. Simply press ctrl+r. Useful when practicing landing to see what you did wrong.
STUKA SIREN AND DIVE BRAKES TOGETHER
Map the same key (or button) used "AirBrakes on/off (Stuka dive brake) for "Attack Siren on/off".
So extend the dive brakes engage the "Jerico's Trumpet", raise the dived brakes stop. In this case "Less keys is better".