Exhibit - Total Air War
Air Combat Manoeuvering Instrumentation
The F-22 has rotating engine nozzles for "thrust vectoring."
This can really help turn performance, and in the real jet, the FCS automatically controls this with normal stick inputs to0 give the best turn possible.
In TAW, you must hold down the ~ (tilde) key to activate vectored thrust. This will briefly help your turn rate at slower speeds, but if you apply it in a high G turn, it will quickly bleed your forward speed to 100 knots or less.
Use vector thrust sparingly, when you need just a few more degrees to pull enough lead for a shot.
MiGMan thanks Chino for his assistance with this Museum exhibit.