Fly the Mystical Russian IL-2 Sturmovik Ground Attack Aircraft! Welcome to IL-2 Sturmovik, the next generation in combat flight simulation! For the first time ever, fly the mystical Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft during WWII on the Eastern front!
On June 22, 1941, Hitler"s German forces attacked Russia"s 2,000 mile-long home front and advanced on Moscow. the Russians put up a fierce resistance which finally ground the Nazi war machine to a halt. Vital to the resistance was the Ilyushin Sturmovik, the "IL-2". It was an anti-tank aircraft hailed by the Russians, who called it the "Flying Tank", and feared by the Germans, who called it the "Black Death".
Fly 31 types of Russian, German and American planes. See them in different camouflage and paint schemes for different times of the year (at least summer and winter)
Fly pilot or rear gunner (IL-2 plane types only)
Choose between realistic and simple flight models with many adjustments to various realism settings.
See 40 other types of aircraft engaged in large air battles. (with camouflage paint schemes changing from summer to winter)
Engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground battles . Destroy any ground object, such as buildings, bridges, airfields, etc...
Play quick missions using full mission parameter settings or play different types of single missions
Play campaign missions and track your career (with ranks and awards)
Fight against intelligent AI opponents. Play two different multiplayer modes: dog-fighting or cooperative missions across a LAN or the Internet with dedicated servers for online play. Multiplay: with up to 32 players in dogfight and 16 players in cooperative missions.
Use custom paint schemes, squadron nose art, numbering on wings, and national markings for each single plane.
Build new missions and scenarios with an easy to use mission builder. Use