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 20th 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#110 - Molders Vs Malan - Battle of Britain - July 1940

Sunday 28 July saw two of the greatest pilots of the Battle duel for the first time. German bombers turned back without dropping their bombs, and Sailor Malan found himself leading 74 Squadron Spitfires against more than 40 Bf 109Es from JG 51, led by Major Werner Molders. The South African quickly downed one 109 then raked Molders from spinner to rudder post, lightly wounding the German forcing him to leave the fight and a short stay in hospital.

The Battle of Britain was just about to go fully operational when these two experienced leaders clashed. Both air forces were operating over the Straits of Dover trying to gauge the skill and resolve of their opponents.

This series will highlight the early ETO match-up with all revised FMs for the fighters involved. This will be the first time in the last decade that all fighters involved in a BoB series are at the same FM development level. Players will have to fly the good, the bad and the ugly to win. Mainly a fighter vs fighter event but those players so inclined to fly bombers will have the opportunity to really effect the outcome of the series by attacking important operational targets.

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 Blitz terrain in the S3 Arena at 8:30PM Eastern/5:30 PM Pacific. Five frames in the schedule. Available squads and their Squad Roles.

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