Storming Flight 181

GSG 9 and the Mogadishu Hijack 1977

By Chris McNab; Howard Gerrard (Illustrator)
(Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781849083768, 80pp.)

Publication Date: April 19, 2011

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Description
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.



About the Author
Dr. Chris McNab (United Kingdom) is the author of "Endurance Techniques (SAS Training Manual)"; "Elite Forces Survival Guides"; "How to Pass the SAS Selection Course"; "Martial Arts for Special Forces"; and "Urban Survival".

Dr Robert A. Forczyk has a PhD in International Relations and National Security from the University of Maryland and a strong background in European and Asian military history. He is currently a lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserves and has served 18 years as an armour officer in the US 2nd and 4th Infantry Divisions and as an intelligence officer in the 29th Infantry Division (Light). The author lives in Laurel, MD.
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