Speaking about the battle or war that can not be separated with the sniper reliable performance. In fact, they often can change the conditions of warfare, with the successful firing squad chief enemy. The following are the names of successful powerful sniper summarized in the history of the world.
Simo Haya became famous in the world because most hits record high kill. His success is to kill about 542 Russian soldiers, in the Winter War (at 1939-1940). This record make Simo Haya became the most famous sniper in the world. He was nicknamed “White Dead”, because he often uses a white shirt for camouflage on the battlefield in the form of snow.
Weapons used are standard bold action. Amazingly he did not need to use a telescope. Supplies of weapons he needed only iron sight. According to Simo Haya, using a telescope at sniper weapons on a snowy area is detrimental. Because the telescope can reflect light, so the sniper hideout easily known by the enemy. That’s the main reason that makes him not use the telescope.
Sniper killer Major General John Sedgwick
In the civil war in the United States, there is a sniper who had killed Major General John Sedgwick. This is a fairly well-known history of the war, about the world’s greatest sniper. Because John Sedgwick is a respected at the time. Approximate shooting distance of about 1,000 yards or 910 meters. Distances are calculated so far at the time. The battle was called the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House which happened on May 9, 1864. The name of the Confederate Army sniper was still unknown until now. But the sniper is still remembered for his greatness.
This sniper is very special, because she is a woman. Lyudmila Pavlichenko is a member of red army Russian woman who fought in the Second World War. Shooting ability is extraordinary. Record that she created was a hit kill as many as 309 people, including 36 German Nazi sniper. By unity, Lyudmila Pavlichenko awarded the medal “Gold Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union”, and her face used as postage stamps. However, he had to stop on duty after get a mortar attack.
Vasily Zaytsev known for his deadly duel that he did against great sniper from Germany, namely Heinz Thorvald. Battle one on one is indeed often happened in Stalingrad, where the sniper had moved hiding places, building to another building to avoid enemy sniper. Even to have the term “War of the Rats”, where the sniper had to dig the ground to find a save hiding place. The battle was eventually won by Vasily Zaytsev, with his shot right on the head of the Heinz Thorvald until dead. As for the kill hit that successfully he accomplished is 149 kills.
This sniper is a great sniper from Canada. In the First World War, he was regarded as one of the most dangerous sniper. Kill hits record he accomplished is as much as 378 kills. Pegahmagadov is the greatest sniper aboriginal descent, who never recorded by the history of the First World War
Adelbert F Waldron III
Before Carlos Hathcock and Chuck Mawhinney, U.S. forces have one of the most famous sniper, he is Adelbert F Waldron III. He was posted a record kill 109. It was somewhat remarkable, because it uses the M21 weapons. And at that time M21 is only able to cover the distance of 800 meters. However, he broke the distance, with the shooting death of a Vietcong by distance reaches 950 meters. Exceeds the power of the weapons he used.
This Sniper is famous in the Vietnam war. At that time the most famous American sniper was Carlos Hathcock and Chuck Mawhinney. Actually the number of kill hits that were listed by Chuck more than Carlos Hathcock, as many as 103 kills. While Hathcock only able to record 93 kills. However, because of Carlos Hathcock had killed a North Vietnamese General in its nest, then the name of Hathcock is more famous than Chuck Mawhinney.
This guy has an amazing natural talent. A sniper is usually accompanied by an assistant who called a spotter. Spotter duty is as a measure of firing range, which is needed by a sniper. But Hathcock able to work alone. Even when he got the assignment to kill Vietnamese General at a nest of enemy , he succeeded in doing so.
In addition, Hathcock also known as the pioneer of the use of 0.5-inch caliber rifle as a sniper weapon remotely. Namely by modifying the M2 Browning Machine Gun as a sniper weapon, by placing a telescope on it. His famous records is shot of a Vietcong by a distance of 2,500 yards or 2,275 meters. It’s really incredible.
From this starting point the emergence of thought to bear heavy sniper rifle. which serves to shoot with a great distance. Even for combat vehicles crippling though.
The record 2,500 yards in print by Carlos Hathcock last for decades. But in the end emerged a sniper who success to break his record. He is a Canadian sniper named Rob Furlong. Furlong managed to break the record, Hathcock, in the Shah i Kot valley, using a weapon MacMillan tac-50, and managed to kill an Al-Qaeda mortar observer. These happen in the Afghanistan war. Firing range is very far away, that is 2,657 yards or approximately 2,430 meters.