On May 2, 2011 a ten-year manhunt drew to a deadly end as the men of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group (a.k.a. SEAL Team Six) closed in on their prey, Osama Bin Laden, the fanatical mastermind of the terrible attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Flown from Afghanistan by Army Special Operations Command’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) and evading detection by the Pakistani military, two US helicopters flew towards the compound where they believed Bin Laden to be.
Forty minutes later one helicopter had crashed and five men were dead, including the al-Qaeda leader, whose body was taken away and quietly buried at sea. In this book the story of the raid is told, from start to finish, using specially commissioned full-colour artwork, photographs and maps. The operation, codenamed Neptune Spear, is expertly analysed and the events are told in a concise and clear account of its build-up, execution and aftermath, demonstrating the skill and courage of the men who carried it out.
"Peter F. Panzeri Jr. has developed another highly detailed account of the hunt leading up to the raid on the bin Laden's compound in Abottabad, Pakistan, and his ultimate death. This is a fascinating book that portrays a vivid picture of the events leading up to and the actual raid on bin Laden’s compound." --Bill O’Malley, IPMS/USA
"This book delivers a tremendous amount of information in a very well organized, very well presented manner. Highly Recommended!" --Armor Modeling and Preservation Society
"Excellent diagrams, maps and illustrations that help the reader follow this complex mission. Good reference material for insight how Special Forces raids are planned and executed." --Armorama
"Learn how Operation Neptune Spear successfully executed 'the world's most wanted man' – bringing mass-murderer Osama Bin Laden to an apt end. Get Osprey's terrific little tome.
Highly recommended!" --Cybermodeler Online