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#107 - Big Week - ETO Feb 1944

Big Week or Operation Argument was a plan by the USAAF to force the defending Luftwaffe into a decisive battle by attacking their aircraft industries. They were confident in the ability of their growing fighter arm, many now converting to the new Mustangs. The Luftwaffe had withdrawn almost all their forward fighter units back into Germany to protect their vital factories. After Schweinfurt they made bomber destruction a priory, up-gunning their fighters and introducing more twin-engine destroyer units.

This series will highlight the classic bombers into Germany event. To keep the numbers of bombers up and the fight going all night deep into Germany a new airstart system will be in effect. 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 revised ETO 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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