7 of the best snipers in the history of world wars,
A good sniper does not have to be a professional soldier. This simple postulate learned well the soldiers of the Red Army, participated in the Winter War in 1939. One lucky shot, too, does not make one a sniper. Luck is very important in the war. Higher price has only a true warrior skills, able to hit a target at a great distance from unusual weapon or a difficult position.
Sniper has always been an elite warrior. Cultivate one's nature of such forces can not everyone. Inspired by the new Clint Eastwood's biopic about the sniper America a meaningful, we decided to make the material of his colleagues - the best shooters from around the world.
How many American teenagers from the provinces, Carlos Hetchkok wanted to get into the army. 17-year-old boy in a cowboy hat whose cinematic stuck a white feather, met in the barracks grins. The first test site, taken by Carlos hurriedly, turned the laughter of colleagues in reverent silence. The guy was not just talent - Carlos Hetchkok was born into the world solely for accurate shooting. 1966 young fighter met already in Vietnam.
In his formal count of the number in all a hundred dead. In the memoirs of survivors colleagues Hetchkoka appear much larger numbers. This could be attributed to quite explainable boasting fighters, if not a huge sum, exposed North Vietnam on his head. But the war ended - and Hetchkok went home without receiving any injury. He died in his bed before they reach 57 years of a few days.
Simo Simo Häyhä
This name has become a symbol of the war at once for both participating countries. Finns Simo was a legend, the personification of the god of vengeance. In the ranks of the Red Army soldiers Sniper-patriot was named White Death. In just a few months of winter 1939-1940, the shooter killed more than five hundred enemy soldiers. An incredible level of craftsmanship Simo Simo Häyhä stresses used them weapons: rifle M / 28 with open sight.
309 enemy soldiers on account of Russian sniper Lyudmila Pavlyuchenko make it one of the best shooters in the history of world wars. Tomboy childhood, Lyudmila lunging at the front from the first days of the invasion of the German occupiers. In an interview, she admitted that it was difficult to shoot in the only living person for the first time. The first day of combat duty Pavlyuchenko could not bring himself to pull the trigger. Then overcame the sense of duty - it also saved the woman's fragile psyche of the incredible load.
In 2001, the picture came out in the world hire "Enemy at the Gates." The film's protagonist - a real fighter of the Red Army, the legendary sniper Vassili Zaitsev. So far it is not known exactly whether there has been reflected in the film the confrontation Zaitseva and German hand: most Western sources attribute it to the running of the Soviet Union propaganda Slavophiles say the opposite. However, this fight is almost does not mean anything in the overall standings of the legendary shooter. The documents listed 149 Basil successfully hit targets. The actual number is closer rather to five hundred killed.
Eight years old - the right age to make your first shot. If you are, of course, I was born in Texas. Chris Kyle methyl goal in my entire adult life: sports target, then the animals, then humans. In 2003, Kyle, who had already noted in several secret operations of the US Army, received a new assignment - to Iraq. Glory ruthless and very skilled killer comes after a year, the next trip brings Kyle nickname "devil of Ramadi": respect, frightened tribute to self-righteous arrow. Officially, Kyle killed exactly 160 enemies of peace and democracy. In private conversations arrows mentioned three times large numbers.
For a long time, Rob Furlong served in the rank of a simple Canadian Army Cpl. Unlike many others mentioned in this article snipers, Rob did not have a pronounced talent arrow. But perseverance guy would be enough for another company of quite mediocre fighters. Furlong constant training to develop the ability ambidekstera. Soon corporal was transferred to a detachment of special purpose. "Operation Anaconda" was for Furlong highest career point: in one of the fights made a successful sniper shot at a distance of 2430 meters. This record is kept to this day.
Total two-shot lead an ordinary soldier Thomas Plunkett of the British Army in the rank of the best sniper of his time. In 1809, the battle took place in Monroe. Thomas, like all his colleagues, was armed with a musket, "Brown Bess". Field studies have enough soldiers to defeat the enemy at a distance of 50 meters. Unless, of course, the wind was not too strong. Thomas Plunkett, properly aimed, knocked off his horse French general at a distance of 600 meters. The shot could explain the incredible good fortune, magnetic fields, and the machinations of the aliens. Most likely, they would have done so fellow shooter, recovered from his surprise. However, here, Thomas demonstrated his second virtue: ambition. He calmly reloaded his gun and shot the adjutant generals - the same 600 meters.