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'Eastern Thunder' Mission Pack For 'IL2 Sturmovik' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2002 @ 8:53 p.m. PST

Go glory hunting - fly 28 exciting and challenging new missions in IL-2 Sturmovik for only £19.99. This new campaign, specially designed by experts on the air war over the Eastern Front, puts you in the freezing Russian skies with bomber sorties, ground support, escorts, intercepts and more. Add to this the five bonus skins for co-op play, a price that wouldn’t break a babushka’s purse and you can see why this is an essential addition for all IL-2 fans. Product ships March 20th. Enjoy our screens!

'Eastern Thunder' provides some 28 new missions in an all-new themed campaign for IL-2. Also included are 5 new 'skins' featuring excellent variants on the Fw-190 and Me-109 aircraft that the aces flew over the Eastern Front

Challenging and realistic - new dogfights, ground attack and ground support sorties...Take off where IL2 landed with these exceptional series of missions for Ubisoft's storming sim.

This new campaign gives you fresh air to air combat with bomber sorties, ground support, escorts, intercepts and more. This is an essential addition for all IL2 fans, and at a price that wouldn't break a babushka's purse.

Patrol the skies on behalf of the might of the Red Air Force or the more advanced German Luftwaffe, with new challenges over Eastern Europe. Whether you are attacking naval targets in the Crimea or taking the fight to Berlin you will find your skills tested yet further. Who knows you may even find yourself up against the legendary ace, Eric Hartmann!


Beautiful aircraft repaints give new Bf-109 and FW-190 variants in co-op mode, including aircraft of the legendary aces Hartmann and Galland!


The new campaign is set in August/September 1943 over the Eastern Front. Starting in the summer the missions then move to the Kuban peninsula (east of the Krim peninsula), while later sorties see you over the Crimea with the addition of some naval action. There is even a bonus mission which takes the fight Berlin!

But if you are more interested in action than history then fear not, this expansion's primary objective has been to create a realistic combat environment and a fun campaign with a high degree of unpredictability - there are plenty of new challenges for rookies and experts alike.

The emphasis is air to air combat, though there are two Jabo (bomber) missions and one ground support mission. You also will fly escort missions, intercepts, combat air patrol and a scramble too.

Whichever side you fight for, you'll need to hone your combat skills across a wide range of aircraft to make it back alive!

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