Skip to comments.Top 10 Snipers in History
Posted on 05/18/2010 9:41:57 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
It was night and low visibility, but I saw a guy with an AK-47 lit up by the porch light in a doorway about 400 meters away. I watched him through the sights. He looked like just another Iraqi. I hit him low in the stomach and dropped him. Specialist James Wilks, 25, from Fort Worth, Texas. Concealment is key to becoming a great sniper. Highly trained marksmen who can shoot accurately from incredible distances with specialized training in high-precision rifles. In addition, they are trained in camouflage, field craft, infiltration, reconnaissance and observation, making them perhaps the most feared military presence in a war. Below is my list of top ten snipers in history and some of the greatest shots ever fired.
Simo was a bad, bad man.
“The White Death”
no. 2 is no. 1. (case closed as archie bunker would say).
The Winter War between Finland and the USSR was incredibly brutal. I think Finland lost 20 to 25% of their population but the Soviets walked into a nightmare.
No.1 on the list (the Finnish guy) has about 1000 kills to his name (some unconfirmed).
I might have to stand corr. JCB. being an oldtimer I always looked at CH as the BIG GUY. good post for my info....thanks.
When I read your post, I had to look up on the story behind No. 2 on the list.
Simply incredible, and humbling at the same time. All thanks to you, I got to know about him!
Bump what you said.
Isn’t that the guy where the Soviets called in a massive artillery/air strike b/c they had an idea of his location within a mile or so?
It was Stalin’s fault for either murdering and sending all of his officers to the gulag before the war.
Number 3 on the list was an army sniper in Vietnam, who in the first half of 1969 became the most successful sniper in American history to date, with more kills than number 2.
“Waldron himself died in quiet obscurity on October 18, 1995 in California. He was 62 years old. Notably Waldron did not publish a book or lecture as many other noted snipers of the 20th century have.”
Stalin’s fault that the Finns fought like animals to avoid the same fate of 6 million Ukranians that Stalin murdered?
The same Stalin that Pete Seeger and the NY Times fawned over?
I did not know that. thanks. a guy can learn a lot on FR. It is to bad a great man like that had to pass without people like me knowing and respecting it/that.
The Finns were “allied” to Germany, It provided most of its natural resources to Germany for the war effort.
Don’t feel bad, hardly anyone knows about him, he is army.
I have a rifle named for #2
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