1C'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.
User reviews: Very Positive (423 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 15, 2006

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"The famous of the IL-2 series. An amazing flight sim. Worth getting especially at the price. There's a new version out as well."

About This Game

1C'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
39 of 41 people (95%) found this review helpful
263.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
It may be eight years old, but IL-2 1946 still holds a candle to more recent sims on the market. It's an affordable entry into the world of flight simulators, and has something to offer the novice as well as the experienced enthusiast. While DCS and other titles that share the philosophy of its developers opt for maximum realism, IL-2 exceeds in the area of bredth without sacrificing the depth and detail necessary for a proper sim. The amount of aircraft and maps included is impressive, and combined with the active modding and tweaking scene, the possibilities for fun and engaging scenarios are huge. For the low price, you're getting a game that's polished with realism, variety, and accessibility. It is my WWII sim of choice.
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Decided to try and dog fight at 10000 feet on Normandy. After destroying 4 A-20 bombers, I then decided to drop down to about 1000-2000 feet to get a better view of the map. Now I am no pilot from the 1940s and this proved it because in my mind I figured the best way down was to just point the nose down and drop. This was a mistake. Around 4000 feet, my engine stopped and my left flap had literally sprung off the plane. I ended up gliding until I reached Caen and then crashed landed....all in all this is just utterly fantastic as a flight simulator and a dog fight game.
2000 feet out of 2000 feet.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
I highly suggest you buy this over Cliffs of Dover, or any other. 1946 allows for better modding which in turn gives massive freedom over it, as well as near infinite replay value. It is worth the investment. Also, this includes the Forgotten Battles and Pacific Fighters expansion packs, though it is not stated.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Fantastic flight sim. Great graphics even for today, fantastic flight models, and most of all absolutely awesome shootdowns. The game offers and array of hundreds of planes and probably 60-80 different maps.

Great Game!
9.5 out of 10
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
127.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
One of the best in (WW2) flightsims I've seen, with varying difficulty that you can customise in details and plenty of mods available to change up your experience. This is the one I'd recommend if anyone wants to get a flightsim.

Grab a joystick(Keyboard flying is possible, but can't beat a joystick), take off and go on a long campaign that can be lengthened further by mods, or just fly around in random battles. The only thing I can think of that this game doesn't do right is the AI, who seems perfectly fine with flying straight at an AA gun in formation while it is shooting them for over 30 minutes straight, and missing every last shot. Other than that, I've not found much wrong with it.
Multiplayer took me a bit to get working, but it's worth it

Good damage modeling, good flight models, and it's pretty to look at as a bonus. If you're into flightsims or want to get into flightsims, grab this one
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
If you love combat simulators then this is the game for you. You can easily customize your flight controls to make it as easy or realistic as you want. This game is suitable for the newbie as well as the veteran flyer. Tons of plans and factions to choose from not just the standard USA, USSR, Germany and Great Britain. Even though this is an older game the graphics for the plans and cockpit look extremely good. In addition there is a ton of customizable options for your plans, including nose art, camo sets, weapons, etc. However, if you dont have a joystick it will be a bit tricky, but you can use a corded xbox 360 controller if you need too. Over all, I this is a great game, well worth the money, especially when it goes on sale.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
The greatest ww2 combat flight simulator since 2001.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I just wish they remake the classic with the new technologies.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
I got killed by a little biplane in a Tempest V and I spun and twirled. 10/10 Would become a metal ballerina again.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
164.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
The best flight game i have ever played. the only complaint i have is that you need to download somthing to play online. i don't know what you need to download yet though other then that it is very fun and adictive and it runs well on most computers aslong as your computer isn't a toster
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
55.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
this game is the best ww2 flight simulator ever
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
106.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
The euphoria from coming home an ace in a day is too much.

On a serious note, this game is a steal for its price, great varied content, and thats not even with mods. With mods, its practically endless, do note however, this game is not easy to learn, and to get the most out of it you must invest time.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Simply the best flight/combat sim I have ever had the pleasure of playing.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
BEST SIMULATOR EVER
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17 of 30 people (57%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Accidentally bought this on my account, 10/10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
It's harder to call this the 'be all end all flight sim' out there right now, and thats a good thing. With stuff like DCS and even new IL-2s coming out, this one is definitely starting to show its age, if only in the multiplayer department. However it is still an old classic of the genre. Pick it up if you like your flight sims with a side shot of vodka when its on sale, and I doubt you'll be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
191.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
IL-2 Sturmovik and me go way back to 2002, about a year after the original came out. Used to fly around in my BF-109 and wreak havok on the skies, destroying ME-262's as quickly as they came. I was 7 then.

Then I lost the disk and I was crushed, my favorite game was lost. It took me 8 years to find another copy at the bottom of the "unwanted" bin (let's face it, those piles of games just sitting there in those boxes? They're mostly junk with a few flecks of gold every now and then) at Wal-Mart, and I was in love all over again.

Then I found 1946. I had heard about it while surfing Ubisoft back in '10 and I was instantly hooked, and that was before I realized that it came with EVERY IL-2 ever released before 2007!

Now I terrorize the skies in my P-38L and I couldn't be happier! Plus the lads at SAS and thier modding community always come up with something to make IL-2 interesting (BF-109 and FW-190 super packs, an MI-24V Hind etc).

10/10 all day every day and twice on Sunday!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
i love shooting the bases and doing bombing runs best game ever better then war thunder get this game NAYWWWW
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
This is a classic that never ceases to be my favorite World War 2 flight sim. Even Alternate history. It's been my favorite since I heard of it. I recommend it, even to those who haven't done flight sims before. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Great Game! I bought this looking for a good ww2 flight sim, and i was not dissapionted! works well with track ir too! Get it!
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