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!
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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
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MackTheGovnah
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This is STILL the best comprehensive WW2 flight sim out there, and yes, ever made! I should know I've played them all since I grew up with DOS flight sims such as Aces of the Pacific by Crystal Dynamix.
Get this game, and google search "VPModpack Il2 1946", and you'll have more WW2 flight sim content than you can imagine. Simply the best WW2 flight sim ever made, bar none.
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ThatOneGuy
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Hard to control without joystick, and I don't have a joystick. oh well.

Flew a plane

Crashed

110/10 physics on point.
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mazdarati2
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Countless hours have been put in this game and I don't regret it(Steam hours are like less than 10% before I got it on Steam.
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That_Gibson
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Basically as hard as flying a real plane

10/10
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urszula-ruczynska
( 259.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
It is a FREAKING AWSOME Combat Simulator!!!!
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Roshlev
( 17.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Great game, can run on a almost any modern computer because it originally came out in 2001 but due to constant updates (last one came out in 2015 at time of writing) can run perfectly fine on modern systems (please double check it works on your system, can confirm it works on Win7x64)

Has "Dynamically generated campaigns" for a variety of roles and nations

Often goes on sale on various sites for $2.50

Has a massive amount of mods that make a good mod great

Has a ridiculous amount of planes to fly and shoot at without mods, everything from fighters, to dive bombers, torpedo bombers, attackers, and practically everything under the sun. When modded as ABSOLUTELY everything under the sun.

Between built-in missions, quick mission builder, full mission builder, community made missions, community made campaigns, Dynamic Campaigns, and the massive amount of planes this game has a ridiculous amount of content, even if you only have a 360 controller.

On top of this it's considered to have some of the best flight mechanics ever made.


TL;DR It's cheap and has a ridiculous amount of content.
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Floppy Pancakes
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Best WW2 sim. Still better than anything available.
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kriswymer
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
good game
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MightyDarkStar
( 277.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Climbs into Spitfire IX. Turns on Spitfire IX. Empties 20mm cannon into Bf 109. Bf 109 flips over and rips Spitfire IX apart with a single shell. Bails out in time for evening tea.

10/10 would do Hugh Dowding proud again.
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Ace von Drewzer
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
Used to play a great flight sim game on the xbox 360 called: Birds of Steel with an Ace Edge Flight Stick & although this game is older graphics wise, this game has alot more realistic physics & aircraft available to use (well over 200+) than Birds of Steel did (106) You can do alot more in the operations & controls of the various aircraft like being able to open & close the canopy for example. I also like being able to use a flight stick & pedals for this & other flight sim games on PC. I recently decided to the updated Steam version of this game which already has the Mega Patches included & is less of a hassel than the disc version. If your into WWII flight sim games I would recommend this one!
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57 of 75 people (76%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
Recommended
204.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I can finally fly my Focke-Wulf Fw 190 like I did back in the luftwaffe! Turning 98 this august!
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Product received for free
Basic Information
Title: IL-2 Sturmovik 1946
Developer: 1C: Madd0x Games
Publisher: iC-777
Genre: Flight Simulator

General Impression
Sturmovik 1946 is one of the best WW2 combat flight sims in recent years and I have been playing it in one version or another, almost since its launch. In its current 1946 edition, you have a whopping number (229) of planes to choose from as well as dynamic campaigns for almost every theatre of operations from that war. The amount of setting customization is also an integral part of this game. You can never claim that it might be too difficult since you can tweak the options until you play an almost arcade version. And yet, this title is best played on a flightstick. The mouse and keyboard do a decent job, but they are far from ideal and this game takes some time getting used to, especially with the taking off and landing parts (both skippable). Age had taken its toll on the general aspect, but Sturmovik 1946 is far from bland looking and the sound score fits the game perfectly.

Strong Points
+ Nice graphical details.
+ Excellent diversity in both missions/campaigns and in the airplanes themselves.

Weak Points
- No Steam Trading Cards or Achievements.

Rating 9/10

This review was submitted for Henker Army.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
A very good sim (yes, a sim! It actually tries to simulate flying a WWII fighter, unlike some other "simulators" *cough* warthunder *cough*). You can customize every single aspect of the difficulty until you get used to it. Seriously, it's ridiculous, you can even adjust whether or not your pilot suffers realistic bleeding when he gets shot in the arm, etc. That, coupled with the vast amount of flyable planes, mods, robust mission and campaign editor and more, make IL-2 1946 a true PC game. Of course, its graphics have aged quite a bit and you will probably need a good flight stick to get the most out of it, but all in all, the experience is amazing and it's a must have for aviation fans.

10/10 BF-109 best planefu
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
52.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
$2.49 for the best ww2 CFS ever made?? Holy Hell! Get it! Download VPModpack for a complete overhaul of the original sim, you won't be dissapointed
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Took me about 6 hours to fully landed a plane without crashing or losing landing gear
and now i have to figure out how to shoot down enemy plane

10/10, go buy it now
Best and most realistic WWII Flight Sim ever
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
The game does work with a keyboard but much easier to fly with a joystick. Amazing game anyway!
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195 of 200 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
494.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
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.
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108 of 113 people (96%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
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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83 of 84 people (99%) found this review helpful
Recommended
69.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 10, 2014
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!
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104 of 114 people (91%) found this review helpful
88 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2015
The Pe-8 was a Soviet four-engine heavy bomber used during the Second World War. As the default list goes in the game it carries one of the most powerful munitions in the form of the FAB-5000, a 5000kg conventional bomb.

As I was flying I flew low and dropped this munition because I'm stupid and didn't map my bombsight controls. My ventral gunners were killed instantly, all four engines burst into flames, and I was sent to a fiery death at an altitude of 400 meters.

11/10 would doom aircrew again.
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