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I was flying a mission in an IL2 variant with a rear gunner.  I switched to rear gunner position correctly, but I tried moving and firing the turret gun with my game controller (Saitek X55 HOTAS) but nothing happened.  The mouse doesn't operate the rear gun either.  What am I doing wrong?  How do I operate the rear gun?

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You need to press T to start using the gun. Press Shift-T to aim down the sights.

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1 hour ago, Trek64Trek64 said:

I was flying a mission in an IL2 variant with a rear gunner.  I switched to rear gunner position correctly, but I tried moving and firing the turret gun with my game controller (Saitek X55 HOTAS) but nothing happened.  The mouse doesn't operate the rear gun either.  What am I doing wrong?  How do I operate the rear gun?

 

Look in the manual. It's all explained there. 

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17 minutes ago, LukeFF said:

Look in the manual. It's all explained there. 

 

When did this game get a manual? Never knew that

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trek64,Trek64

 

I have a PDF scan of the shortkeys that I received when I bought the game as a box set.  If you PM me your private email address, I can send you a copy as it is 1MB, which is to large to send via BOS email.

 

In addition, the following links might be useful to others:

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/RequiemBoS/featured

 

https://www.mudspike.com/chucks-guides-il2-battle-of-stalingrad/

 

https://www.16personalities.com/personality-types

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKDCQ2Y6CtqCjKceXO1J6hg

 

 

In addition, from reading various post, I believe that Luke FF compiled a manual so he might send you his link for what it's worth.

 

 

Regards

 

Hopefully from all of this you might get your answer although default commands for gunner are:

 

Take Turrent:  T

Nestle to gunsight:  LEFT SHIFT and T

 

 

Haza

 

EDIT:  Does this link to X-55 set-up help, or different stick?

 

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/11537-my-saitek-x55-rhino-hotas-mappings/?tab=comments#comment-202478

 

Edited by Haza
Addition of X-55 set-up link
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Just now, LukeFF said:

 

Look in the manual. It's all explained there. 

 

LukeFF,

 

Just an observation, however, I've noticed that when the developers ask a question or request information that is out there, you almost do back-flips providing chapter and verse with the requested help, rather than a just "look in this book" reply.  However, when it is a mere mortal, you appear to be very dismissive, however, perhaps it is just me!

 

That said, at least you could have provided Trek with a link as otherwise it appears rather pointless you even answering!

 

regards

 

H

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My thanks to all.  I didn't know there was a manual.    Special thanks to Haza for the links.  By the way, I love your country.  I've been to Melbourne and Sydney.  Just a taste of your country but very much enjoyed being there.  I"ve only been to Canberra in FSX and P3D V4.2.  ☺️

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The main drawback of the rear gunner is that, when you're attacked and you switch position it automatically makes the gunner to put down his machinegun so you loose several seconds in the process and you die.

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