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Sturmoviks over Manchuria is a full-featured add-on for Il-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles and Pacific Fighters.
This add-on will add multiple new flyable and AI aircraft for USSR, Japan and USAAF, in addition to a large-scale true to life Vladivostok map. You will be able to fly such famous attack aircraft as the Il-10 Sturmovik (NATO designation: Beast), and the A-20C Havoc, as well as advanced Japanese fighter planes such as the N1K2-J Shiden-Kai (George).
45 Campaign and 5 Single and Co-Op missions take you from locations as varied as Berlin in Spring of 1945 to the ports of Rasin in Japanese-occupied Korea, to the skies over Kyushu islands. Engage German troops on the ground, Soviet Sturmoviks over China, and B-29s over Japan!
In addition, new aircraft such as the Ki-21 Sally bomber and the Ki-27 Nate fighter will allow the user to recreate famous early-war battles, such as the Russo-Japanese conflicts like Khalkin Gol and Lake Hasan (modeled on the Manchuria map), as well as the engagements of the famous AVG, the Flying Tigers.
Eight New Flyable Planes:
-     Douglas A-20C, 1941
-     Ilyushin Il-10, 1945
-     Nakajima Ki-27 Ko, 1938
-     Nakajima Ki-27 Otsu, 1938
-     Nakajima Ki-43-II, 1942
-     Nakajima Ki-43-II Kai, 1943
-     Mitsubishi J2M5, 1944
-     Kawanishi N1K2-Ja, 1944
Four New AI Planes:
-     Mitsubishi A5M4, 1938
-     Nakajima B6N2, 1943
-     Mitsubishi Ki-21-I, 1937
-     Mitsubishi Ki-21-II, 1940
The first in the series to ship with such variety, Sturmoviks over Manchuria will include over 300 custom-made skins. These are used extensively on AI aircraft in campaigns to add more variety to the planes the player encounters mission to mission. Vast majority of the skins are 100% historical, based on period photographs of individual WWII planes, with details like the overall paintscheme, style, size and positions of markings, tactical codes, and others all replicated.
For many of the aircraft, such as the J2M5, N1K2-J, and Ki-27, individual paintschemes are created modeling virtually every squadron that historically flew these planes. Hundreds of unique historical squadron paintschemes are also recreated for other aircraft.
Hypothetical paintschemes for online play are also included, such as Luftwaffe paintschemes for Soviet aircraft, USAAF paintschemes for Japanese planes, etc. All of these are also based on historical paintschemes, with all details authentic for each given airforce.
List of Custom Paintschemes (excluding the void templates):
A5M4: 4 paintschemes
B-29: 16 paintschemes
B6N2: 2 paintschemes
F6F-5: 2 paintschemes
IL-2M3: 18 paintschemes
Il-10: 27 paintschemes
J2M5: 21 paintschemes
Ki-27 Ko: 31 paintschemes
Ki-27 Otsu: 65 paintschemes
La-5FN: 23 paintschemes
La-7: 20 paintschemes
N1K2-J: 9 paintschemes
P-47D-27: 12 paintschemes
Tu-2s: 7 paintschemes
Yak-3: 30 paintschemes
Yak-9D: 40 paintschemes
Two New Maps:
- Manchuria (large historical)
- Khalkin-Gol (online)
- 200+ new paintschemes
- 4 B&W intro tracks
"Sturmoviks over Manchuria"
Timeframe: April – August of 1945.
Location: 1st Byelorussian Front, 1st Far East Front
Available Planes: Il-10.
Number of Missions: 25.
You are Captain Sergey Kozlovzev, squadron commander of the 59th Guards ShAP. In January of 1945 your regiment received the new Il-10 Sturmoviks, and after several months of state-side training took part in the Soviet assault on Berlin. Captain Kozlovzev will face a difficult task: to successfully evaluate the battle worthiness of the new sturmovik while flying over the war’s biggest battle.
After fighting over Berlin, Kozlovzev is transferred to the Far East, where the Soviet and Japanese armies are preparing for an imminent outbreak of hostilities.
Timeframe: June of 1944 – June of 1945.
Location: Iwo Jima; Kyushu
Available Planes: A6M5b, J2M5, N1K2-Ja.
Number of Missions: 20.
By the summer of 1944 the Japanese island defenses are barely holding. Many crucial battles have not yet been fought, but for Japan the war is already lost. In June of 1944 the 301 Navy Kokutai makes a difficult long flight to Iwo Jima and prepares to defend the tiny island from the aircraft of the US Navy. The Japanese pilots come up against incredible odds… The few that survive are transferred to the home island, to defend Japanese cities and factories from B-29 raids, and roaming fighter-bombers and escort fighters.
Watch this space for more details and additional screenshots!