Storming Flight 181 - Gsg-9 and the Mogadishu Hijack 1977

Storming Flight 181 - Gsg-9 and the Mogadishu Hijack 1977

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By (author) Chris McNab

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 244mm x 8mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 19 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1849083762
  • ISBN 13: 9781849083768
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 239,915

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In 1977, Lufthansa Flight 181 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Mogadishu, Somalia. There, members of the German special missions group, GSG-9, 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.

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Author information

Chris McNab has published more than 30 titles on history, military history, weapon systems and survival, including two titles for Osprey - "Tools of Violence" (2008) and "Deadly Force" (2009) - and other works such as "Twentieth-Century Small Arms" (2001), "The Encyclopedia of Combat Techniques" (2002), "FallschirmjAger - German Paratroopers of World War II "(2000) and "Weapons of War: AK47" (2001). Chris was a contributor to Hugh McManner's book "Ultimate Special Forces "(2003) and has written for the Times on the war in Afghanistan. Chris is also an experienced freelance copy-editor for Osprey, having worked on many of its series and general titles.