18 years of S3s 1998-2016

The Squad Select Series is a player organized event in WarBirds that simulates the large-scale battles fought between opposing Air Forces during The Second World War. Fast and furious since 1998 the S3s are one of the internets oldest and longest running multi-player events with detailed planning and intense periods of combat. Everything is based upon the squad, flying realistically and playing with honor. Players have thousands of hours of online combat and are some of the most experienced and deadly virtual pilots out there. Awards and cumulative scoring allow each player to track their career and squad exploits over the years.

For those wanting more than a silly furball at a thousand feet join the S3s and fly a combat mission in WW2. All squads are welcome and lone wolves can post on our forum to find a squad to fly with. New pilots register on our forum and post your name here and many squads will approach you and help you get the most out of your online experience.

For our 17th season, the S3s are back with six events highlighting the revamp of most of the aircraft FMs as well as a couple new planes in the mix.


S3#99 – Operation Crossbow; Northern France - Spring\Summer 1944

In May 1943 Allied surveillance observed the construction of the first of 11 large sites in northern France for secret German weapons, including six for the V-2 rocket. In November it discovered the first of 96 "ski sites" for the V-1 flying bomb. Operation Crossbow was begun to eliminate these threats to southern English cities. Heavy attacks on these "Noball" targets was started early in 1944 and it was in the summer that the first V1s hit London.

Allied players must attack Noball targets in France to limit the number of V1s being launched against England. Once the V1s begin launching they must also intercept and destroy them before they hit London. The Luftwaffe must defend these sites and tie up enemy fighters so the Vengeance weapons can make it past the cordon of barrage balloons, flak and the fastest Allied fighters.

This event will highlight the newest WBs addition, the V1 flying bomb. Static and AI flying "buzz bombs"will operate in a new redesigned Blitz terrain with many V1 and V2 sites to simulate the conflict across the Channel in 1944.

Our next event starts June 5th in the S3 Arena at 8:30PM Eastern/5:30 PM Pacific.

* Aircraft Table * Game Map *Game Rules * Points Summary * Pilot Rules *

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