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 (367 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
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Accidentally bought this on my account, 10/10.
Posted: October 13
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
BEST SIMULATOR EVER
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
It's kind of like dust II with noclip on.
Posted: October 8
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79.6 hrs on record
good
Posted: October 3
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26.3 hrs on record
i love shooting the bases and doing bombing runs best game ever better then war thunder get this game NAYWWWW
Posted: October 12
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9.0 hrs on record
The greatest ww2 combat flight simulator since 2001.
Posted: October 4
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1.0 hrs on record
NOT BAD
Posted: October 12
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13.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 16
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
263.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 1
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45 of 77 people (58%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
4/20 - Would bomb friendly airfield again

No. Seriously, get it now.
Posted: May 24
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 16
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Best flight sim ever...
Posted: May 22
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Can't leave the runway. 10/10
Posted: May 14
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
This is a great simulator,very fun.
Posted: June 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.7 hrs on record
Fly planes into the ground 10/10
Posted: June 24
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
10/10 my tail hook made a carrier explode.
Posted: June 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
118.9 hrs on record
Best combat flight sim ever.




BEWARE THE DOWNLOAD!!!
Posted: June 30
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Let's just start off here, i don't know how to shoot when in a gunners position, controlling the heinkel burche is near impossible to do as you don't know what way up it goes...

But the game is amazing. slow motion, Heck yes! Realistic damage, you got it! the game is really old, but graphics is for the "l33t" cod fans

10/10 would kill enemy airplanes
Posted: June 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.3 hrs on record
this game is the best ww2 flight simulator ever
Posted: July 11
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Anyone teach me how to fly?
Posted: July 30
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