German neo-Marxist group. Force 10-18 spun out of the German left-wing terrorist movement of the 1970's. They take their name from "Death Night", the night in 1977 when Andreas Baader and other members of the Red Army Faction committed suicide in their prison cells. According to German authorities, Force 10-18 at its largest never exceeded fifteen individuals. They claimed responsibility for several actions during the 1980's: the kidnapping and murder of a West German aerospace executive in 1984 and the firebombing of a police station in 1986. Believed until recently to have disbanded along with the other left-wing terrorist groups in the early 1990's.