Storming Flight 181 cover
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In 1977, Lufthansa Flight 181 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Mogadishu, Somalia. Once landed, members of the German special missions group, GSG-9, stormed the plane, killing three of the terrorists and wounding the fourth, while successfully avoiding any major harm to the hostages. This book details the backgrounds of both GSG-9 and the hijackers and offers a detailed analysis of the planning and execution of the mission, codenamed Operation Feuerzauber (Fire Magic), one of the most audacious special forces operations of modern times.

Product details

Published Apr 19 2011
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849083768
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 21 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Raid
Short code RAID 19
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Chris McNab

Dr Chris McNab specializes in military history and…

Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

Illustrator

Alan Gilliland

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Ospr…

Illustrator

Mariusz Kozik

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