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#101 – Killer Caldwell Arrives: North Africa - Summer 1941

Operation Battleaxe was a British Army operation during the Second World War in June 1941, to clear eastern Cyrenaica of German and Italian forces and raise the Siege of Tobruk. Crete had just fallen to German paratroopers and it was important that the British re-establish themselves in the Eastern Mediterranean. Tanks and aircraft were sent to Egypt to replenish worn out British equipment. The Axis were equally exhausted from their advances and Rommel was told to hold the line.

This series will highlight Caldwell's P40 Tomahawk and Marseille's Bf109 Emil match-up. Secondary support by the MC200 and Hurricane IIB will help with ground attacks on enemy tank columns. And just maybe the new Beaufighter will make an appearance.

This event features the Tobruk terrain and starts Nov 13th 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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