The Great Sniper Ever Told In World History

Posted: July 1, 2010 in Fun & Fact
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Weeee… Ever dream to being sniper as your job? i do =) hahaha. Sniper such deathly weapon in any battle. For me sniper is very cool. Killing people from no where, and only kill base on the mission assign. Although Rambo is also cool but for me, being the silent and sneaky killer like sniper is coolest. Let me share with you some sniper achievement in world history ” The Great Sniper Ever Told In World History  ”  so enjoy.

1. Mayjend killer John Sedgwick at the American Civil War


The bloodiest battles in U.S. history was apparently gave birth to a world history of sniper, when a charismatic general from the North named John Sedgwick was killed by a hot tin attack by Confederate troops from a great distance at that time, approximately 1.000 yards (910 m) in a battle called the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, On May 9, 1864. the Sniper name is Mayjend, and  there is no other record other then that for this amazing old timer sniper.

2. Assassins General Johan Harmen Rudolf Köhler In Aceh War I

Aceh War I, which was led by General Kohler(Dutch general of Indonesia) was actually quite successful, when they occupied the mosque that has been symbol of pride of the people in Aceh, namely the Baiturrahman Mosque.

However, on 14 April 1873 when the General was being inspected at mosque area, suddenly, a shooter from the nation of Aceh in crouched position, take a shoot from a distance of 100 meters and exposed the general’s heart.

In a few second the general was death. These events certainly shocked the VOC forces and eventually the hero who is killed the generals were killed by rain of bullets  from the VOC force army.

3. Simo Häyä

Maybe this is the most famous sniper in the world for the kill record, He recorded was  killing more than 500 Russian troops in the Winter War in 1939-1940 period.

Simo Haya’s nicknamed as “Dead White” because the Finland’s army was always uses a white shirt as camouflage. The battle field in snowy areas. A truly extraordinary is Simo Haya bold action only using standard weapons without using a telescope, enough with the iron sight or  regular iron aim.

For Simo, the use of a telescope on a snowy area would be detrimental because it would reflect light and the hiding spot for the sniper would easily known.

4. Lyudmila Pavlichenko
If about the emancipation of women, the U.S. should have learned a lot from his eternal enemy, Russia. When the U.S. women are still struggling in the kitchen and things like, Russian women have a hero. Lyudmila Pavlichenko is one of the red army of the Russian woman who fought in World War II era.

What makes him so remarkable is the ability to shoot very unusual, which at that time, Lyudmila recorded a kill hit as much as 309 people, including 36 enemy snipers! But alas, he was hit by mortar attack and had to be withdrawn from the battlefield.

At the time of wound recovery, Lyudmila visit to the United States and Canada within the framework of Soviet propaganda. He also met with Franklin D. Roosevelt in the White House and became a Russian citizen who first met the U.S. president in the White House.

After recovering any Lyudmila not deployed on the battlefield again, only used as a sniper instructor for the school, until the war ended. He was awarded the Gold Star medal of the Hero of the Soviet Union and her face made as stamps illustration.

5. Vasily Zaytsev

Ever watch a movie, starring Jude Law, entitled ‘Enemy At The Gates’? The film was picked up the story of a Soviet troop Top Sniper named Vasily Zaytsev. Vasily regarded as the most dangerous sniper killer not because of the number of hits (149 kills, 400 yet to be confirmed), but because of the deathly sniper duel with Germany’s top sniper, namely Heinz Thorvald.

Inter sniper duel is often happened in Stalingrad, where the sniper was often migrate from one ruin to the another ruins  and sometimes have to dig to hide from enemies, which is known as a rat war (War of the Rats).

The Story of  Vasilya triumph was used as propaganda for Russia and force Germany to send their best sniper, Heinz Thorvald, to finish off Vasily. Germany reply the Russian propaganda with similar propaganda, then the news spreed that would be a duel between two powerful sniper. They finally meet and fight that ultimately was won by Vasily.

6. Francis Pegahmagabow

Pegahmagabow is one of the great sniper owned by Canadians. In the first world war, the descendants of aboriginal Pegahmagabow these filings hit kill as many as 378 kills and is regarded as one of the most dangerous sniper during the first world war.

7. Chuck Mawhinney

In the Vietnam War, there were two U.S. sniper names are well known, namely Carlos Hathcock and Chuck Mawhinney. Chuck’s name may not be as famous as Carlos Hathcock capable of killing a North Vietnamese general, but if you look at the number of collected hits kill Hathcock Mawhinney should lift the cap to record 103 kills, while Hathcock only recorded 93 kills. However, the Mawhinney did not want to expose it too much and prefers to live quietly and melupkan all the memories of Vietnam.

Here is the gun He use to complete the record

8. Carlos Hathcock

Grandeur and natural talent is very impressive. Usually when a sniper was always accompanied by one person who served as assistant to the spotter and the measuring range for the sniper. But Hathcock able to work alone when given the task of killing a North Vietnamese generals alone in the nest of the enemy!

In addition, Hathcock pioneered the use of 0.5-inch caliber rifle as a sniper weapon remotely. Namely by modifying the M2 .50-caliber Browning Machine Gun as a sniper weapon by placing a telescope on it, and shot a record-breaking 2500 yards so far ato Vietcong approximately 2275 meters!

From this came the idea for the birth of the heavyweight rifle (heavy sniper rifle) for very long distances and to shoot an object as heavy as combat vehicle (armored vehicles). So it can be said Hathcock’s name is legendary among the sniper world.

9. Rob Furlong

Decades-long record Hathcock shot was unmoved, the old record was finally broken by a Canadian Sniper Rob Furlong, as he and his colleagues in the field with malignant epithet operation Anaconda in Afghanistan in 2000.

Precisely in the valley of the Shah-i-Kot, Furlong successfully destroy an Al-Qaeda mortar observer from great distances, which is 2430 meters (2657 yd / 1509 miles)

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