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Oleg Maddox's world famous Il-2 Sturmovik™ series of flight simulators continues to expand. The latest offering, Il-2 1946, adds 36 new planes, four new gigantic maps, over a hundred new ground objects, and nearly 200 new campaign missions.
Release Date: Dec 15, 2006

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About the Game

Oleg Maddox's world famous Il-2 Sturmovik™ series of flight simulators continues to expand. The latest offering, Il-2 1946, adds 36 new planes, four new gigantic maps, over a hundred new ground objects, and nearly 200 new campaign missions. This new opus also includes all of the previous IL-2 series content: IL-2 Sturmovik™: Forgotten Battles, Ace Expansion Pack and Pacific Fighters™. What was years ago began as a one-aircraft study sim is now an astonishing anthology, with a whopping 229 flyable aircraft and over 300 aircraft total!
  • New Aircraft: 32 new flyable fighters and bombers, and four new AI aircraft!
  • New Maps: Large new historical maps of the Kiev region; a map of Manchuria focusing on a border region between USSR, China and Japanese-occupied Korea; a large bonus Burma map; and an online Khalkin Gol / Nomonhan map.
  • New Campaigns: Nine new campaigns with nearly 200 missions add incredible realism and attention to detail. There are detailed careers for fighter and bomber pilots, for the German, Soviet, and Japanese air forces, offering such varied objectives as flying jet bombers over occupied Europe, to intercepting American B-29 Super fortresses over Iwo Jima and Japanese home islands!
  • Alternate History: Three of the nine campaigns are a departure into alternate history, focusing on hypothetical battles between the Soviet Union and Germany in the year 1946, while WWII still rages on.
  • Nearly 1,000 new Paint schemes: The new planes, as well as many of the other ones in the series, come with a host of historical paint schemes, showing many of the individual aircraft or squadrons that served in WWII.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP/2000 (only)
    • Processor: Pentium® III or AMD Athlon™ 1 GHz (Pentium 4 2.4 GHz recommended)
    • Memory: 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 compliant with 64 MB RAM (128 recommended)(see supported list*)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0 or higher
    • Sound: DirectX 9 compliant
    • Hard Drive: 1.1+ GB
    • Multiplay: Broadband Internet connection
    • * Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: ATI® Radeon™ 7000/8000/9000/X families, NVIDIA® GeForce™ 256/2/3/4/FX/6 families, Matrox Parhelia™, Intel® GMA 925X/915P/915G chipsets
    • (Laptop models of these cards not fully supported.)
      These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game. Additional chipsets may be supported after release. For an up-to-date list of supported chipsets, please visit the FAQ for this game on our support website at: http://support.ubi.com
Helpful customer reviews
136 of 139 people (98%) found this review helpful
61 products in account
1 review
487.7 hrs on record
An outstanding flight simulator for those WW2 freaks. I've been playing the IL2 series since the first iteration, and with these expansions, this is by far the greatest piston flight simulator ever made. Even though it was released in 2006 and sometimes feels like it, the gameplay is still tight, flight models are still amazing, damage models realistic, and editor still the greatest ever made. Multiplayer is nonexisteant without using Hyperlobby, but that is free software. The dynamic campaigns are serious fun and can eat up hundreds of hours, and the sheer volume of them means you'll never run out

Also. Members of the dev team are STILL updating the game. Just in October, they added 3 new aircraft and a large number of features. There have been hundreds of patches which fix even tiny bugs. The community is HUGE, and replayabillity is paramount.

There's a reason why this game has the most hours of play out of my entire library.
Posted: November 29th, 2013
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39 of 40 people (98%) found this review helpful
257 products in account
12 reviews
4.5 hrs on record
My favorite combat flight simulator.
I've been using the disc version for 6 years now and the moment I saw it was back on steam I bought it.
The game itself comes with tons of planes, and if you want more there is a huge modding community out there devoted to improving everything about the game, content wise and graphics wise.

10/10, do buy it.
Posted: October 30th, 2013
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35 of 37 people (95%) found this review helpful
63 products in account
2 reviews
4.6 hrs on record
it is a very great game.... Its a game you can run on almsot all computers (even bad one's) The mechanics are great and the playing feels smooth and fluid, the only problem is the multiplayer is not popular I can't find a game to play on and I really want to play mp with my friends to have a great time.

Over-all 9/10
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
123 products in account
9 reviews
36.5 hrs on record
Best Combat Flight Simulator.
Posted: November 13th, 2013
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
233 products in account
1 review
63.1 hrs on record
I remember picking this game up back when I was a kid, and thinking that this is the best flight simulator to date. I logged a couple hundred hours with the hard copy of the game way back when. Then I just stopped playing for whatever reason. Later on I noticed that it was for sale on steam. Time to give it another shot I guess. Might as well burn a few more hours into it. Then when I loaded up the game I noticed a whole bunch of extensions tacked onto it. Some that I never even heard of. So I started up a quick dogfight with my usual Spitfire, and Tally-HO! Even to this day I feel as though this game is still in it's prime for an old WW2 Flight sim. Not only does this game give you endless hours of missions, dogfights, bomb runs, and flight support. Now you can extend your gameplay by creating your own missions in the full mission builder! And with endless aircraft to choose from, you're pretty much in it for the long-run. I cannot simply find enough time to try everything out in IL-2. It's just that good!
Posted: February 10th, 2014
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