While the visibility out of the clamshell canopy is surprisingly good, it may be helpful from time to time, and especially during takoff and landing, to move the pilot's viewpoint in the virtual cockpit. Below are two examples of the pilot's viewpoint being moved to the left for a better view of the runway. The upper image shows the view with the X-15A-2 elliptical windows installed. The lower image shows the view with the standard X-15 trapezoidal windows.
Pilot's viewpoint moved to the left (elliptical windows installed).
Pilot's viewpoint moved to the left (trapezoidal windows installed).
Use the keyboard to move the pilot's viewpoint in the virtual cockpit: