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IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 Flies For Gold With New Trailer

For whatever reason, Ubisoft chose to first announce in German that their upcoming IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 flight simulator has reached Gold status, confirming that it will meet its release date previously set for December 7, 2006. Complementing the good news is a new '46 trailer we have added today for local streaming and download. This in-game footage trailer shows some of the new aircraft models added in Sturmovik 1946 - such as vertical take-off aircrafts, jet planes, bombers and more.

The final packshot was also recently revealed by Ubi, along with a brief list of what fans of Oleg Maddox' series will find in the new IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946.

1946 includes:

- The PE-2 campaign

- The Sturmoviks over Manchuria campaign

- The 1946 campaign (after one we name the product)

- A detailed 450 pages long Plane Guide (in UK only)

- Exclusive videos making of videos (in UK only)

- Exclusive glance at Storm of War: Battle of Britain

And also:

- Il-2 Forgotten Battles

- Ace Expansion Pack

- Pacific Fighters

- All the latest patches

So, as you can see, all of the previous IL-2 series content will be there for the taking, along with new campaigns, missions and aircraft, plus many exclusive features - thus bringing the most respected anthology flight simulator to an astonishing 229 flyable aircraft and over 300 total aircraft!

Among the 32 new flyable fighters and bombers, fans will be pleased to find the long-awaited Il-10 Sturmovik, the Mig-9 Jet fighter or the Arado Ar-234 Blitz bomber, which they will be able to fly in nine new campaigns for the German, Soviet and Japanese air forces. 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 where WWII still rages on. Both the VVS and Luftwaffe now have access to advanced jet and rocket fighters.

Some of the new maps featured in these campaigns will cover the Kiev region, a Manchuria region map focusing on the border between the USSR, China and Japanese-occupied Korea, a large bonus Burma map and an online Khalkin Gol / Nomonhan map.

All in all, I guess you could say this is the ultimate IL-2 Sturmovik pack... to date.

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