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OK, good. Historical accuracy aside, I
IL-2 is set during World War II, and attempts to recreate many of the actual aerial missions that helped to turn the tide of battle. While there are some short voice over segments from a fictional pilot
From what I understand, the IL-2 series is traditionally known for it
For those who want to approximate the real thing, there are also Realistic and Simulation modes available. The former is still a third-person perspective, but removes the auto-targeting, HUD, and unlimited ammo, as well as allowing for your aircraft to stall and spin. The latter is for the hardest of the hardcore, as it is locked into the cockpit view, and eliminates any and all of the helpful tools. It