Here are some useful tips for taking off in War Thunder submitted by Zeus.
- "i" starts your engine
- Your takeoff flaps do not automatically deploy after the game loads.
- "f" to lower them will make taking off less jerky.
- As you start rolling, if you’re in a single engine plane, add a little right rudder to counteract the torque of the engine which will want to roll you over.
- Once your speed is over 50, pull back a little so when you do take off you don’t flip forward. You don’t actually want to lift off now, you just want to keep the tail on/near the ground.
- Let the speed increase and let the plane lift off by itself. Don’t try any sharp maneuvers now.
- Retract your gear and wait until your speed is over ~140 before retracting the flaps. The nose will want to drop when you retract the flaps so be prepared.
- Note: Every plane reacts differently! Generally this works well for most planes.