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 the oldest and longest running online multi-player event 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 individuals wanting more than a silly furball at a thousand feet join the S3s and fly a combat mission in WW2. Login to the S3 Arena on game day and our helpful squads will get you organized to fly. New pilots may also register on our forum posting your name here so our squads can approach you with recruitment offers.

For our 19th season, the S3s are back with five events highlighting the new aircraft FMs.

Check out these retro screenshots from years past - 5DJ, FACS, FP, OMH, TFB, TV

S3#108 - Channel Disasters - Spring\Summer ETO 1942

1942 was a year of change in the ETO airwar. The USAAF was arriving in numbers while the Luftwaffe in France saw many of its units drawn off to other regions of war. But German quality made up for their loss of numbers and during two key Channel events they hoped to prove their superiority. In spring 1942 they would protect two battlecruisers running the channel gauntlet and in the summer they would face the entire might of the RAF over Dieppe. The battle was set.

This series will highlight the classic Spitfire vs 109\190 matchup just before heavy US involvement changed the shape of the airwar in Europe. Events are now unlocked so those wishing to interact with S3 squadrons may do so. Information will be provided to interested players at login. Come see what the we are all about.

This event features the Channel 1944 terrain in the S3 Arena at 8:30PM Eastern/5:30 PM Pacific. Available squads and their Squad Roles.

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

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