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Oleg Maddox'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.
Release Date: Dec 15, 2006

Buy IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946

$9.99

About the Game

Oleg Maddox'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
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
51 products in account
2 reviews
11.8 hrs on record
I am not going to lie, these graphics will seem ancient to most of you but that is just one "con" in an entire ocean of "pros". If you are in any way interested in flight, world war two and realism, i would give this game a go because the content of the game in my honest opinion is worth far more than the $10 is is sold at. The flight physics will hold up against most flight sims of these times (not to mention that the game it's self both physics and content is constantly being worked on despite the games release some 7-8 years ago). ontop of that this game is also compatible with the head tracking device "trackIR" making it all the more fun and realistic.
On another note i do not recommend this simulator to anyone without a joystick becuase you will find it incredibly hard to control even the most basic manoeuvers because of such realistic events as "stall and spin".

All in all this flight sim is by far one of the most complex, in depth, realistic i have ever played only being topped by DCS but had it been for a WW2 sim only, Il-2 Sturmovik would take 1st place any day.
Posted: April 22nd, 2014
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29 of 46 people (63%) found this review helpful
32 products in account
5 reviews
5.7 hrs on record
4/20 - Would bomb friendly airfield again

No. Seriously, get it now.
Posted: May 24th, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
135 products in account
1 review
19.8 hrs on record
The best WW2 flight sim of the last ten years. Yes its graphics are old and out of date byt the detail and feel of the game is what every WW2 simulator pilot has wet dreams about. At this price its a must for joystick jokeys evrywhere.
Posted: March 3rd, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
77 products in account
2 reviews
2.1 hrs on record
Very good game and lots of fun mods!
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
59 products in account
1 review
62.4 hrs on record
This game is fantastic, Except i found that over time that huge variety of planes became boring and repetative.. My pet peve is i have yet to find a tutorial on how to download mods!!! All the sites i go to are trashy forumns that are un organised and full of dead ends and broken downloads ( as most of them are 7-8 years old).. I see all these videos on youtube of what i could be enjoying but i cant do it! if anyone can help me in a step by step tutorial id be very appreciative!
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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174 of 179 people (97%) found this review helpful
60 products in account
1 review
487.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 29th, 2013
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