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 18th season, the S3s are back with five events highlighting the revamp of most of the aircraft FMs as well as a couple new planes in the mix.


S3#100 – Turning Point: Midway - PTO June 1942

In June 1942, only six months after Pearl Harbor, both the Japanese and American carrier fleets would face off around the isolated atoll of Midway. A complex Japanese operation to draw the US fleet into position and destroy it would be opposed by a US force equally intent on surprising the IJN. Each side will play cat and mouse with their carriers trying to find and strike the enemy first. Getting strike packages past the opposing CAP to hit their carriers will prove the most difficult task and the side that does this the best will win.

This event will highlight the classic Zero vs Wildcat matchup. The F2A-3 Buffalo and TBF-1 Avenger will make an appearance as well. Both the Solomons and Midway terrains will be used during the five frames.

Our first event of the new season starts Sept 25th 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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