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Posted on 05/02/2010 9:40:06 AM PDT by Steelfish
British Sniper Shoots Dead Two Taliban Fighters... From More Than 1.5 Miles Away
2nd May 2010
Hero: Craig Harrison s[Pic in URL] aved his Army colleagues by killing two Taliban machinegunners from more than 1.5 miles away A British Army sniper has earned a place in military history by killing two Taliban machine gunners from more than a mile and a half away. Craig Harrison's record-breaking sharpshooting felled the insurgents with consecutive bullets - even though they were 3,200ft beyond the effective range of his rifle. The Household Cavalry veteran's kills from a distance of 8,120ft eclipsed the previous sniper record by 150ft.
His pinpoint accuracy saved the life of his troop commander who was trapped in a vehicle under fire from the enemy in Afghanistan. In an extraordinary tour of duty, Corporal of Horse Harrison cheated death twice - surviving being shot in the head by a Taliban bullet and escaping with two broken arms when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.
The elite marksman killed the two insurgents with his British-built L115A3 Long Range Rifle, the Armys most powerful sniper weapon. The shooting was from such extreme range that the 8.59mm bullets took almost three seconds to hit their target, despite leaving the barrel at three times the speed of sound. The firearm, which has slayed scores of Taliban fighters, is so deadly that it has been dubbed 'The Silent Assassin'.
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I bet this sniper looks just like Mark Harmon and is called “Gibbs”! Good shooting!
How can he possible read them their rights from that distance before he executes them?
Makes my poor little .308 look kind of impotent.
That’s so awesome. Stuff like this has to make the bad guys nervous.
Damn. Nice work.
Talk about a sharp shooter...that’s amazing!!!
It is wonderful to celebrate our heroes. But damn, don’t post a picture and his name in the paper.
They have put a bulls-eye on this soldier.
He He....when I Googled that gun....the first picture I clicked on turned out to be a a link to a 2008 Free Republic thread.
‘A third shot clipped the weapon as I hoped to render it unserviceable.’
8.59mm Is that the .338 Lapua? Looks to be so.
May God protect all our men and women that serve in uniform over there regardless of their country of origin.
Why am I not buying this? And Jessica Lynch shot it out and killed 15 Iraqi soldiers, too.
The Daily Mail is erroneously referring to him as ‘Cpl’ or ‘Corporal’ in actual fact, he is ‘CoH’ or ‘Corporal of Horse’ which is the equivalent of a Sergeant. The Household Cavalry doesn’t have Sergeants because the word ‘Sergeant’ is etymologically descended from a word meaning ‘servant’ and the people who have historically joined the Cavalry regiments have been far too posh to accept being called a servant....
And we have a President who is the equivalent of an 'ass of horse.'
For example tiny drones, invisible to the eye at a distance, that move down field to calculate wind velocity and feed data back into a computer which either tells the sniper what adjustments to make or makes them automatically.
Or bullet-sized missiles that are precisely directed to target by powerful computer-based telescopes.