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.

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

S3#102 – Kyushu High Noon: SW Japan - July 1945

The Battle of Okinawa is over and the Battle for Japan is about to begin. The US and its Allies are moving as fast as possible to deploy aircraft to the newly captured fields on Okinawa. They will strike at the main Japanese island of Kyushu, sweeping the area of any remaining enemy aircraft and destroying airfield, shippings and what industry remains. Japan has few remaining pilots but they are experienced and flying some of the best fighters of the war.

This series will highlight the best Japanese fighters of the war against the combined might of the USAAF and USN. New wings for all aircraft will change the way they handle especially at low speeds near the stall point.

This event features the Japan Island terrain and starts Jan 15th in the S3 Arena at 8:30PM Eastern/5:30 PM Pacific. Available squads and their Squad Roles.

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

Planning PDF maps

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