Publisher(s) 1C, Ubisoft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) November 18, 2001
Genre(s) Combat flight simulator
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Media Compact Disc, DVD
Input methods Keyboard, mouse, Joystick
Oleg Maddox's world-famous Il-2 Sturmovik series of flight simulators continues
to expand. The latest offering, Il-2 Sturmovik: 1946, adds 32 new planes, four
new gigantic maps, over 100 new ground objects, and nearly 200 new campaign
missions. This new opus also includes all of the previous Il-2 series content.
What began years ago as a one-aircraft study sim is now an astonishing
anthology, with a whopping 229 flyable aircraft and over 300 aircraft total!
Not to mention that players will have the opportunity to get a first glance
at the future of the series arriving next year: Storm of War Battle of
Britain via exclusive bonus videos.
Sturmovik: 1946 offers new campaigns, missions and aircraft as well as many
exclusive features. Pilots can fly the skies and fight enemies over the
Russian front, German occupied Europe, the Far East and the Pacific.
STURMOVIK: 1946 also includes all of previous Il-2 series content, thus
bringing the most respected anthology flight simulator to an astonishing
229 flyable aircraft and over 300 total aircraft.
* New Aircraft
* New Maps
* New campaigns
* Alternate history
* Interview videos and screenshots of the new features
IL-2 Sturmovik is a combat flight simulator video game, focused on the air
battles of the Eastern Front during World War II. It is named for the Soviet
Ilyushin Il-2 ground-attack fighter, which played a prominent role in this
theatre. Along with its sequels, it is considered one of the leading World
War II flight simulators. The original version of the game featured 31 flyable
Soviet, German, American, British, French and Polish planes and an additional
40 non-flyable planes (available as opponents).
The game was developed by 1C: Maddox Games and published by 1C in Russia and
Ubisoft in the rest of the world, for PCs on November 18, 2001. The game has
been updated frequently, the latest edition that includes all sequels and
patches is version 4.08m.
IL-2 Sturmovik and the sequels Forgotten Battles, Forgotten Battles Ace
Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters, Pe-2 add-on, Manchuria and 1946 now contain
347 aircraft, with 256 being flyable. The aircraft covers most major aircraft
deployed during World War II as well as some which did not leave the
The game includes a very stable multi-player feature which supports up to
64 players online over the free internet matching service Hyperlobby. The
All-Seeing Eye also allows members to host multiplayer games. As of April
2007 the game still attracts over 1,500 online players at peak times.
The lists includes only flyable aircraft. Due to intellectual property issues,
several important US planes - such as the TBF Avenger - could not be included
in the game as flyables. This list is correct for version 4.08m IL-2 1946.
Several model variants of the aircraft in the list are not included
such as all the flyable variants of the Supermarine Spitfire).
Patch 4.09 has now been added which includes extra multiplayer maps. A
version of this patch is also available which enables the user to access
mods from allaircraftarcade such as different sounds, graphics, maps and