IL-2 Sturmovik™: 1946

    IL-2 STURMOVIK™: 1946

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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. This new opus also includes all of the previous Il-2 series content. What 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! 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.

    Key Features

    • New Aircraft: – 32 new flyable fighters and bombers, and four new AI aircraft!
      • Over the Russian Front, the player will gain access to six new versions of the Petlyakov Pe-2, the most famous Soviet level and dive bomber of the war.
      • In the Far East and the Pacific, players will finally fly the long-awaited one true heir to the series namesake, the Il-10 Sturmovik. Other new planes range from the Ki-27 Nate, the plane that fought against the Flying Tigers in 1941, to the N1K2 George and J2M5 Jack, the two most advanced Japanese fighters of WWII.
      • And finally, the player will fly over a dozen new jet and rocket aircraft such as the MiG-9 jet fighter, the predecessor to the famous MiG-15 that gained world-wide fame in the Korean War; the Ta-183, a jet fighter designed by Kurt Tank, the creator of the famous FW-190, and the Arado Ar-234 Blitz, the world’s first operation jet bomber.

    • 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! As opposed to dynamically generated campaigns that shipped with our previous offerings, the new missions are all hand-made, giving the player much more detailed environments, and much more exciting missions.

    • 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. Both the VVS and Luftwaffe now have access to advanced jet and rocket fighters, and other revolutionary technology. All of these new planes are modeled with the same incredible degree of historical accuracy and attention to detail as all the other planes in Il-2.

    • New Features: With the alternate history campaigns, the player will gain access to such exotic equipment as Soviet mixed-power fighters, using both piston and rocket engines; fly incredible jet aircraft capable of sub-sonic speeds; and launch wire-guided air-to-air rockets at enemy bomber formations. 1946 also adds an incredible variety of new ground targets, including, for the first time in the series, trenches and bunkers that give a whole new dimension to the ground attack aspect of the sim.

    • 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.

    • Detailed Plane Guide: A detailed document, totaling over 450 pages of information, gives the low-down on every single one of our 229 flyable aircraft, allowing new players much easier access to the incredible variety of aircraft in the sim.

    • Exclusive Bonus: Making of, interview videos and screenshots of the new features, plus exclusive screenshots and never before seen videos taken from the next Maddox game: Storm of War™: Battle of Britain. Those videos will highlight some of the great improvements you will enjoy end of next year. Plus screenshots of the team behind this game. The previous games of the brand are also included in the bonus: IL-2 Forgotten Battles: Ace Expansion Pack and Pacific Fighters™.
    IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946



    The current version 4.08m is not compatible with the previous versions of the sim when playing over the network (Online). Both the server and client must have the appropriate versions in order to connect.

    Attention: Verison 4.08m is only for a merged version of the simulator of the proper version (FB+AEP+PF)

    Add-On Installation Instructions (Please read carefully)

    The Il-2 1946 add-on v.4.08m installs only over v.4.07m (1946 DVD or FB+AEP+PF+46 merged).

    In order to install this add-on, run the file 408m.exe and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Please note that this add-on is impossible to install over stand alone Pacific Fighters.


    -Updated the J2M5 Artificial Horizon;
    -Modified the Ta-183 Variometer;
    -Updated the MiG-3 Landing Gear Indicator;
    -Corrected the brakes animation in the LaGG-3 and Yak-1 / Yak-7;
    -Updated weapons and ammunition types on the He-162C/D, Yak-15, N1K2-Ja, P-63C, CR.42;
    -Modified the retraction of the tailwheel on the N1K2-Ja;
    -Corrected the brakes on the N1K;
    -Updated the Il-10 Fuel level indicator;
    -Updated the trigger animation on the Ki-43-IIKai, N1K2-Ja;
    -Modified instrument panel damage on the Ta-183;
    -Updated rudder animation on the Lerche-III;
    -Updated the Yak-15 compass;
    -Modified the canopy framework on the N1K2-Ja, both internally and externally;
    -Corrected the armored seat back on the MiG-13 and I-250;
    -Modified the FAB-1000 bomb position in the A-20C bomb bay;
    -Updated trimmer indicators on the J2M5;
    -Updated trimmer indicators and controls on the Ar-234B;
    -Modified damage model of the Ki-27 wings;
    -Corrected distances in the K-14 gun sight;
    -Corrected the J2M5’s altimeter;
    -Updated the flap sounds on the Pe-2 series;
    -Changed Il-10 rear gunner compartment sounds to an “enclosed cabin” type;
    -Corrected Ki-27 flap sounds;
    -Decreased the volume of certain ground-based guns as heard in the cockpit;
    -Modified Ta-183’s AI routines;
    -Changed parameters for the Ta-183, Me-262HG-II, Lerche-III, Bf-109F-2, MiG-13/I-250, Yak-3R;
    -Updated Object Viewer data for the Yak-3R and A-20C;
    -Modified the MG42;
    -Updated the in-game credits;
    -Fixed errors in loadout names for certain planes;
    -Fixed the A-20C crew error;
    -Updated the canopy damage model on the MiG-9;
    -Fixed the MiG-9 artificial horizon;
    -Modified the engine shut-down parameters at low altitude for the MiG-9 (I-300);
    -Fixed the ground clipping on MiG-9’s landing gear;
    -Updated animations for the landing gear, flap and gear levers, bank indicator, and pylons on the Ta-183;
    -Fixed Lerche-III fuel level indicator;
    -Il-10’s ShKAS ammo load set to 2x750;
    -Removed the duplicated loadouts on the I-153P;
    -Fixed tracer colors on the Ki-43 and Ki-61;
    -Removed the GM-1 from the Ta-152C (which now only has the MW-50);
    -Updated the engine temperature parameters on the Tempest V;
    -Modified an airfield in Burma;
    -Fixed textures in the following cockpits: A-20C; Ar-234; Il-10; MiG-9; Ta-183; Yak-15; Yak-3R; Pe-2 84th Series;
    -Modified air-to-air AI on the Ar-234;
    -Fixed the bug when hits on the Ar-234’s #1 engine set #2 on fire;
    -Modified G4M1 flight model;
    -Protected fuel tanks on the J2M and La-5;
    -Modified the propeller on the N1K2-Ja;
    -Fixed the altitude indicator on The J2M5;
    -Fixed the landing gear indicator on the He-162.


    The server can now check for changes on the client-side game modules, i.e. ensure the modules were not modified. To enable the check, a new key was added to the conf.ini file.

    In order to set the client-side verification parameters you will need to manually edit the conf.ini file located in your main game folder before launching the game. Open the file with a text editor, find the [NET] section and in the checkRuntime = line write in either 0 or 1 (or 2), then save the file. If the checkRuntime = line does not exist in your conf.ini file, add it to the end of the [NET] section.

    checkRuntime=0-no check is made (default);
    checkRuntime=1-quick check;
    checkRuntime=2-comprehensive check.

    NOTE: during the comprehensive check, if the client runs a different OS version from the client, the check may identify the OS differences as changes in game modules.

    New maps:

    Desert Online: Ian Boys, Vladimir Kochmarsky, Ray Grützmacher, Laurent Cunin
    Italy Online: Jörg Wiedemann, Ray Grützmacher, Laurent Cunin
    Norway: Ian Boys, Laurent Cunin, Kjetil Aakra
    Murmansk Summer: Vladimir Kochmarsky, Ian Boys

    Airbase Restriction:

    Please note that Herdla on the Norway Map is a fighter base which based aircraft up to the Bf-110 only. When using large flights of aircraft, only planes of the Bf-110 size or smaller will take off successfully.