BattleTech Simulator







BTS Manual: Vehicle School

Turn Performance

Vehicles cannot survive under water and will be destroyed if submerged. Hovercraft can skim along the surface of the water.

Vehicle Controls

Control Stick

Moving the stick forward and back rotates the weapons vertically. Pulling the stick back causes the weapons to angle up. Pushing the stick forward causes the weapons to angle down.
Mouse movements up and down creates the same effect as the control stick.
minus Pitch weapons down
plus Pitch weapons up

Moving the stick left and right controls the twisting of the weapons or direction of the turret.
Mouse movements left and right creates the same effect as the control stick.
less than Twist weapons left
greater than Twist weapons right

Foot Pedals

Foot pedals contol the direction of movement. Applying left pedal turns the vehicle left. Pushing the right pedal turns the vehicle right.
left arrow Turn left
right arrow Turn right


The throttle controls the engine's output. Pulling the throttle back closes the throttle, decreasing the engine output. Pushing the throttle forward opens the throttle, increasing the engine output. Reversing the output allows the vehicle to drive backward, but at a slower rate than moving forward.
1 - 0 0 - 100% thrust
Up Arrow Increase thrust by 1%
Down Arrow Decrease thrust by 1%
backspace Reverse thrust direction

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