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 (622 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 15, 2006

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946

 

Recommended By Curators

"RPS's 6th best simulation game ever"
Read the full review here.

About This Game

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
43 of 53 people (81%) 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
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
31 of 36 people (86%) 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
33 of 41 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
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
PROS:
-Highly detailed aircraft
-Massive library of flyable aircraft
-Adjustable realism settings, allowing full simulation or more arcade style gameplay
-Time warping for faster play or slow motion
-Flexible camera, allowing for dynamic camera angles
-Customizable noseart and airplane skins
-Option to play own music in game
-Hours of playability with multiple campaigns, custom missions and scenarios to try

CONS
-Steep learning curve
-Outdated, 1998 styled menu
-Poor and repetitive voice acting
(I'm nitpicking)

Final verdict: Definitely worth it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I received this game as a gift on disc years ago, so that is why my play time is so low, but this game is one of the best World War 2 flight sim games ever made with hundreds of user created missions and campaigns along with excellent mods to increase realism and historical accuracy as well as add tons of new flyable aircraft. Definitely worth the purchase.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny