Il-2 1946 includes all of the original IL-2 series content: IL-2 Sturmovik™: Forgotten Battles, Ace Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters™ and alternate histry campaigns of year 1946. 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!
User reviews: Very Positive (745 reviews) - 91% of the 745 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 15, 2006

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Il-2 1946 includes all of the original IL-2 series content: IL-2 Sturmovik™: Forgotten Battles, Ace Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters™ and alternate histry campaigns of year 1946. 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!

The game has been updated to the latest version 4.12.2. This community made update includes widescreen support with correct FOV, many new planes, maps and scenarios.

  • 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
30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
56.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
Buy this. Buy it now. Totally worth it at $10, if you get it on sale it's practically stealing. One of the best flight sims, ever. Period. And if you think, "Oh, the graphics and sound aren't too great," well, there's a 30-gig community modpack for that. There's also WWI and Korean-era aircraft mods. Amazingly worth it.

EDIT: I just had a look at the negative reviews. Apparently some people don't actually ready any description of a game or watch any gameplay at all before they buy it, and then complain about their own stupidity. The others just pirated an older version that doesn't work with Windows 7.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
75.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
I began my career as Lt Hanz Schmit.
Being assigned to 109's defending the fatherland against thee communist invaders on the eastern front. I was the best of my squadron unit with 46 kills ranging from bombers to attackers to fighters, i began to lead the missions onto enemy territory but as the years passed, i began to realise the war was lost.
In the spring of 45' i began to fly the 262. The skies above were covered by the four engined menaces heading to bomb the cities where our families resided.
A tough fight ensued, we took heavy casualties but brought down most of the bonbers. Then it happened.
Left engine failed due to overheat and the aircraft plummeted toward the earth.
I jumped out as the aircraft as the left wing separated from tge main body and parachuted relatively safely on the ground bellow. Seconds later, my character was stiken by the loose wing from the skies above, ending the life of my brave little soldier.
Best. Sim. Ever.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
It's like War Thunder but not ♥♥♥♥.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
My friend gifted me this yesterday. I don't think I've EVER had so much fun with a WWII flight simulator of any kind, even WarThunder (which i've put something like 700-800 hours into. Yikes). I mean, for a game made in 2000, IL2 1946 is downright magnificent. Quite frankly, the dorks at Gaijin could learn some lessons from the visuals of this game - a lot of the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ default aircraft models and textures from 15 years ago look better than the defaults in WarThunder! The aircraft selection is awesome, ranging from early derpy Polish monoplanes to the finest of Luft-46 German technology (to satisfy all of those Wehraboos...you know who you are). Aside from the occasional game crash and a few kinks that were pretty easily ironed out, this game is fantastic for what it costs. 10/10 would buy again.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
365.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
Still the best WWII combat flight sim out there without a doubt.
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