Using roll also helps a lot. Compared to the Freelancer the view of the Defender will be blocked to the sides while the Lancer has limited view up and down, but then again, the Lancer isn't a fighter, the MIS is a missile boat, who needs a good up / down view if you launch your missiles from a distance where the up / down view doesn't matter... stick to the roll.I agree, the cockpit would limit the view for both sides. Maybe if they just lowered the front wings at an angle, just enough for it to cover the bottom half of the cockpits? In other words raise the cockpit up just a notch,that way the design wouldn't change drastically and we could see the wings as we fly. Win-Win right?!?!