Known as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history, Navy Seal
In 2000, he underwent the grueling six-month training to do so with the Basic Underwater Demolition/Sea, Air, Land (BUDS) unit in California. Graduating in 2001 and assigned to SEAL Team-3, Kyle served four tours in Iraq as a sniper. Honorably discharged in 2009, many lauded his 150 confirmed kills.
1. Simo Hayha (505 Kills) Simo “Simuna” Hayha was a Finnish sniper that served in the Winter War of 1939–1940 and is credited with 505 confirmed kills against Red Army soldiers.
Luis Garavito is one of those men. A Colombian serial killer, Garavito is believed to be the world's most prolific murderer. Between 1992 to 1999, he raped, tortured, and murdered 100 to 400 boys between the ages of six and 16. Officially, Garavito confessed to killing 140 children.
USMC Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock's confirmed 2,286 m (2,500 yd) kill in the Vietnam War was primarily due to the enemy soldier stopping his bicycle on the spot Hathcock had fired at while sighting in his Browning M2 heavy machine-gun.
Chris Kyle was such a skilled marksman that he killed an enemy fighter 1.2 miles - 21 football fields - away with a single shot. The hero's longest sniper shot was fired while he protected an approaching US Army convoy in Sadr City, eastern Baghdad, Iraq, in 2008.
The United States in comparison, has significantly less - 1.4 million - but when assessing the overall power of the world's military forces, the U.S. comes out on top, ahead of Russia and China in second and third, respectively.
David Goggins' military background reads like a case of bad “stolen valor” — the retired Navy SEAL chief is believed to be the only member of the armed forces to complete the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/s) course (including going through Hell Week three times), U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as ...
For the first time, a female sailor has successfully completed the grueling 37-week training course to become a Naval Special Warfare combatant-craft crewman — the boat operators who transport Navy SEALs and conduct their own classified missions at sea.
His Silver Star Citation reads:
Petty Officer Kyle's efforts were integral to the success of four U.S. Army and Marine Corps Battalion Task Force operations, establishing U.S. and Iraqi Army combat outposts in previously insurgent-held areas.
Known as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history, Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who served during the Iraq War, has become renowned as the American Sniper. Chris Kyle was born in 1974 in Odessa, Texas.
Charles Benjamin "Chuck" Mawhinney (born 1949) is a United States Marine who holds the Corps' record for the most confirmed sniper kills, having recorded 103 confirmed kills and 216 probable kills in 16 months during the Vietnam War. Lakeview, Oregon, U.S.
“Canadian snipers are the best in the world. The sniper training program has been around for a long time. It's the foundation, and it's been retooled from lessons learned in Afghanistan.
C15 Long Range Sniper Weapon. Commercially known as the McMillan Tac-50, this is the rifle which has broken the world record for longest kill on three separate occasions over the last 15 years.
Longest basketball shot ever thrown from staggering 113 ft.
Perhaps one-quarter of Ukraine's snipers have thermal sights on their rifles, like the one shown, providing a decisive advantage over their Russian counterparts. “The Ukrainians have very, very good snipers, and they've been picking [Russian officers] off left and right.”
The troops use an 8.59mm calibre rifle which has a magazine of five rounds and can accurately hit targets from 900 metres away and "harass" up to 1,500 metres. Depending on the shot and the skill of the shooter, the rifle can fire further, according to one sniper.
US snipers use two types of rifles in combat. They use semi-automatic rifles for increased maneuverability and rapid target engagement and bolt-action rifles for increased accuracy.
During his 20 years of military course, Peshwa Bajirao I was never beaten in a battle and had always rejoiced victory. He is one of the three Generals in the history of the world who never lost a battle.
1. The US Navy SEALs is arguably the top special operations force. Created in 1962, the Sea-Air-Land operators go through years of training and, especially after 9/11, endure an incredible operation tempo. Many foreign militaries base their special ops on the SEALs.