Please, don't forget this topic.
We all know that we never will see any other flight simulator that covers almost all theaters of WWII.
Simple because a flight simulator does not generate the expected profit by large companies.
So, in the future, if we want a good combat flight simulator as IL-2 1946 is, maybe the only option will be a free software or a open source project.
And, probably, we will never see a new combat flight simulator that covers the Pacific, because of Northrop Grumman's politics.
We may end up becoming orphans.