Warbirds III Keyboard Functions

Compiled by Robert Fleck and Chuck Hawks


Here are some keyboard commands commonly used in Warbirds III and their function. The key controls written in magenta are used a lot.

  • Q - Lower flaps one setting or increment
  • Shift+Q - Lowers flaps all the way down
  • W - Raise flaps one setting or increment
  • Shift+W - Raises flaps all the way up
  • G - Raise/Lower landing gear
  • Space bar - Wheel brakes
  • E - Start/stop engine
  • X - Auto pilot on/off for level flight and auto trims for power setting in use
  • Ctrl+X - Auto pilot on/off for angle of flight (climb)
  • F12 (function key 12) - Center joystick
  • Z - Zoom in view
  • Ctrl+Z - Zoom out view
  • V - Zoom out view--or--Dive brakes (on some aircraft)
  • O- Open/close bomb bay doors
  • B - Drops bomb
  • Enter (hold down) - Eject
  • Tab - Maximize or compress flight log in bottom left corner of screen
  • Ctrl+B - Bail out
  • Ctrl+E - Toggle external view
  • Ctrl+H - Removes most of red text in HUD
  • Ctrl+V - External chase view (press again to return to cockpit)
  • F4 (function key 4) - War Emergency Power (runs engine to full redline; press again to return to throttle control)
  • Y - Bombardier station
  • 1 - Pilot view
  • 2 - Tail or rear gunner
  • 3 - Nose gunner
  • 4 - Right side gunner
  • 5 - Left side gunner
  • 6 - Top gunner
  • 7 - bottom gunner



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