War Thunder: How To Use VTOL

January 24, 2023
Check out this guide to see how you can use VTOL in War Thunder.

Performing airplane stunts can be difficult as the controls are hard and flying a plane isn’t always easy in video games. VTOL is something that is used for your plane to fly vertically and switch positions fast in War Thunder. Once you manage to learn this mechanic, you will be able to dodge enemy tracking bombs and missiles pretty easily.

In this guide, you will learn how to use VTOL in War Thunder.

War Thunder: How To Use VTOL

VTOL Stands for Vertical Take-Off and Landing. This is a feature that not all aircrafts can use, but some have the ability to use VTOL and be very effective whenever they fly.

To be able to use a VTOL, you need to have jets on your aircraft and it also needs to be a light aircraft so it can support VTOL and actually take off vertically.

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You have your Thrust Vector that you can configure by using the following controls:

  • Increase Thrust ALT+J
  • Decrease Thrust ALT+U

With these controls you can slow down and speed up the jet as well as slowly land and slowly take off.

Set the Thrusts vertically before taking off and slowly start to increase the power. After several seconds, you will see that the jet has built enough thrust in a standing position and is now able to safely take off and fly.

The speed of the jets is also controlled by the Thrusts, you can set them to fly you forward and slow you down by moving them down.

We hope this guide has helped you figure out how to use VTOL in War Thunder. Now it’s time to take off and eliminate all of the remaining enemies.