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 (600 reviews)
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
70 of 77 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
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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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
My brother and I modded the game....

He was in a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

I was in a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

We then took off and commensed an epic dogfight lasting over two hours....

10/10 Would mod again
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
81.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Unlimited replay value due to a massive amount of mods. You do not need a Joystick to fly in this game, I use mouse and keyboard and can play fine (although the learning curve is massive).
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
I took off in a P-40 in Hawaii and shot down two Japanese fighters over Pearl Harbor then successfully landed my damaged plane on a runway after my engine stalled and my landing gear was stuck.

11/10 Would Ben Affleck again.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Play a bombing mission
Use auto pilot
Fast forward
Look away from your screen for 2 whole seconds
Crash into mountain

420/10
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