I know people hate flying in third person view in Allegiance: the ship is dead center on the screen and you can't see what you are hitting. This question is, however, about those moments when you aren't hitting anything (be it reloading or just travelling around) and tapping F11 might let you outmaneuver your enemy.
(Basically, the further you zoom in, the slower rotating your ship is. However, apparently, some ships can turn around so fast they were limited in the turn rate even when fully zoomed out.)
However, I think I recall this was one of the bugs fixed in R5 or R6, but I can't find it on the trac. Any ideas?