1C'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.
User reviews: Very Positive (388 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 15, 2006

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"The famous of the IL-2 series. An amazing flight sim. Worth getting especially at the price. There's a new version out as well."

About This Game

1C'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
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
127.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
One of the best in (WW2) flightsims I've seen, with varying difficulty that you can customise in details and plenty of mods available to change up your experience. This is the one I'd recommend if anyone wants to get a flightsim.

Grab a joystick(Keyboard flying is possible, but can't beat a joystick), take off and go on a long campaign that can be lengthened further by mods, or just fly around in random battles. The only thing I can think of that this game doesn't do right is the AI, who seems perfectly fine with flying straight at an AA gun in formation while it is shooting them for over 30 minutes straight, and missing every last shot. Other than that, I've not found much wrong with it.
Multiplayer took me a bit to get working, but it's worth it

Good damage modeling, good flight models, and it's pretty to look at as a bonus. If you're into flightsims or want to get into flightsims, grab this one
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I just wish they remake the classic with the new technologies.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Fantastic flight sim. Great graphics even for today, fantastic flight models, and most of all absolutely awesome shootdowns. The game offers and array of hundreds of planes and probably 60-80 different maps.

Great Game!
9.5 out of 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
I got killed by a little biplane in a Tempest V and I spun and twirled. 10/10 Would become a metal ballerina again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
It's harder to call this the 'be all end all flight sim' out there right now, and thats a good thing. With stuff like DCS and even new IL-2s coming out, this one is definitely starting to show its age, if only in the multiplayer department. However it is still an old classic of the genre. Pick it up if you like your flight sims with a side shot of vodka when its on sale, and I doubt you'll be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Very good game ,may be old but still lots of content being made for it visit the SAS forums a must very replayable lots of mods and mission and campaigns and a full mission editor that isnt to hard to grasp to make your own missions .
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Simply the best flight/combat sim I have ever had the pleasure of playing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
159.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
The best flight game i have ever played. the only complaint i have is that you need to download somthing to play online. i don't know what you need to download yet though other then that it is very fun and adictive and it runs well on most computers aslong as your computer isn't a toster
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14 of 27 people (52%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Mother and father get little tired from building Communism, so they want to go to Moscow to buy vodka. They call most trusted babysitter. When babysitter arrives, children already sleep in beds. Babysitter just sits around and make sure everything good with children. Later that night, babysitter gets bored and goes to read Marx, but she cant read downstairs because there's no electricity (parents didnt want children reading Marx all night long).
So, she calls parents and asks if she can get candles to read Marx in their room. Of course, the parents say it okay, but babysitter has one final request. She ask if she could cover up Lenin statue outside bedroom window with blanket or cloth, because it make her nervous.
Phone line is silent for moment, and father who say, "Take children and get out of house. We will call militia. We do not have Lenin statue."
Militia find all three of house occupants dead because KGB kill them for try to cover Lenin statue. Then militia arrest parents for not having Lenin statue.
Such is life in Moscow.
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0 of 34 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
I'd rather watch paint dry than play this game.
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103.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Amazing simulator, you need to buy it.
I got a couple of mods installed, but it is absoutlutly amazing.
Love it, Mustangs in there, all amazing.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
263.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
It may be eight years old, but IL-2 1946 still holds a candle to more recent sims on the market. It's an affordable entry into the world of flight simulators, and has something to offer the novice as well as the experienced enthusiast. While DCS and other titles that share the philosophy of its developers opt for maximum realism, IL-2 exceeds in the area of bredth without sacrificing the depth and detail necessary for a proper sim. The amount of aircraft and maps included is impressive, and combined with the active modding and tweaking scene, the possibilities for fun and engaging scenarios are huge. For the low price, you're getting a game that's polished with realism, variety, and accessibility. It is my WWII sim of choice.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
I highly suggest you buy this over Cliffs of Dover, or any other. 1946 allows for better modding which in turn gives massive freedom over it, as well as near infinite replay value. It is worth the investment. Also, this includes the Forgotten Battles and Pacific Fighters expansion packs, though it is not stated.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
The greatest ww2 combat flight simulator since 2001.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
If you love combat simulators then this is the game for you. You can easily customize your flight controls to make it as easy or realistic as you want. This game is suitable for the newbie as well as the veteran flyer. Tons of plans and factions to choose from not just the standard USA, USSR, Germany and Great Britain. Even though this is an older game the graphics for the plans and cockpit look extremely good. In addition there is a ton of customizable options for your plans, including nose art, camo sets, weapons, etc. However, if you dont have a joystick it will be a bit tricky, but you can use a corded xbox 360 controller if you need too. Over all, I this is a great game, well worth the money, especially when it goes on sale.
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Accidentally bought this on my account, 10/10.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
55.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
this game is the best ww2 flight simulator ever
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
BEST SIMULATOR EVER
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
118.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Best combat flight sim ever.




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