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Storming Flight 181: GSG 9 and the Mogadishu Hijack 1977
80 page book.

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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP RID19
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Author: Chris McNab
Illustrator: Howard Gerrard

About this book
In 1977, Lufthansa flight 181 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Mogadishu, Somalia. There, members of the German special missions group, GSG 9, assisted by two SAS advisors, stormed the plane, killing three of the terrorists and wounding the fourth, while 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.

  • Introduction
  • Origins
  • Initial Strategy
  • Plan
  • Raid
  • Analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Further Reading
Paperback; April 2011; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781849083768

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