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  • Unveiled: The new supergun weapon against the Taliban can kill from over a mile away (1,100m+)

    03/07/2008 9:27:50 AM PST · by Stoat · 179 replies · 52,185+ views
    Unveiled: The new supergun weapon against the Taliban can kill from over a mile away Last updated at 16:52pm on 07.03.08   It is the latest weapon on the front line against the Taliban - the British Army's most powerful-ever sniper rifle, capable of killing with pinpoint accuracy from more than a mile away. Yesterday the Army showed off its new Long Range Rifle, which has just entered service with combat units in Afghanistan to replace smaller and less powerful weapons. The £11million upgrade programme is part of a "renaissance" of the sniper tradition - which during the Cold...