The manual lists the weapons and different crew positions on the tanks but doesn't really explain them. I have figured out how to zoom the main gun and switch to the external MG on most vehicles that's at the commander's position. But when you're at the commander's position you can't drive the tank naturally. I've seen other players in game driving and firing the coax while the main gun reloads without having to expose themselves at the commander's hatch. If you're in a tank that has a coax how do you fire it? Might seem like a stupid question but I don't see it in the manual and all the buttons I normally use for firing control the main gun and commander's MG. Haven't figured out the coax in several attempts. I've asked in game but everyone seems so busy they ignore my question as I guess they just laugh and call me a noob.
I'm too cool to Post
9th June 2004
Its the shift key. hold down shift to shoot the machine gun inside. All tanks have a machine gun inside including heavy tanks.
I don't spend enough time here
11th May 2009
Zoom the main gun...? what you mean aim down the sight?? Can you do this on tanks? If so how! Is it just the same as ADS as on the hand held weapons??
Sorry zoom wasn't the right word. But yes you aim down the barrel which changes your view. You see less around you but to me it's easier to target as you don't have that angled top down view. you do it the same way as you do with other weapons which i believe defaults to a RMB click.
dont talk gringo just shoot
26th March 2004
dont forget the heavy tanks have a fixed turret so you cant spin it round freely. They also dont have a mounted gun, only the coax which is fired from inside (melee button) The lighter tanks can have two crew members 1 driver for the main gun and coax and 1 gunner in the turret.. Also changing weapon will swap the driver to the turret MG if there is only 1 person in the tank... Another tip is that if you dive in a tank to escape enemy MG fire .. Instead of waiting to capture it (if it is an enemy tank) you can change weapons and use the turret MG to fire back ... although this resets the timer for tank take over.. but hey it may help.. unless someone smacks the tank up the back end with a panzer...