Known as the deadliest sniper in
So for Simo Häyhä's 542 kills, 13,550,000 bullets would have been used in Vietnam to kill an equal number. Häyhä's count of 542 is an all-time record for a sniper in any conflict and was achieved in only 98 days of the Winter War, which took place in 1939-40 between Häyhä's Finland and the Soviet Union.
Adelbert Waldron is one of the deadliest snipers in US history. Waldron served as a sniper for the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was attached to the 9th infantry division. For a long time, Waldron held the record for confirmed kills with 109.
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.
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.
“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.
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.”
He has over 150 confirmed kills and was awarded the Silver Star, four Bronze Star Medals with three Gold Stars and "V" device, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with "V" device, as well as numerous other unit and personal awards.
Nicknamed "White Death," Simo Häyhä tallied 505 kills, far and away the highest count from any major war.
Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) uses a McMillan TAC-338A rifle as one of his main weapons. The weapon is fitted with a Leupold Mark 4. The rifle is also similar in appearance to the TAC-338 rifle that Kyle used in real life.
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.
With at least 505 confirmed kills during the Winter War of 1939–40 between Finland and the Soviet Union, Simo Häyhä (1905–2002) has been labelled the deadliest sniper in history. Here, Tapio Saarelainen shares the story of the Finnish sniper and how he achieved his nickname 'White Death'...
Only 29 made it through in 2014. The Corps typically has 300 scout snipers, Caylen Wojcik, a former Marine sniper who left the Corps in 2005, told Marine Corps Times. But, the Corps says it only has 150 sergeants and below holding the coveted 0317 scout sniper job field.
The multi-caliber DXL-5 Ravager rifle (aka Havoc) is the latest from the stables of Lobaev Arms, the Russian sniper rifle manufacturer. The rifle can interchangeably use 50 BMG caliber rifle ammunition (12.7 x 99 mm), which is popular among NATO armies, and Russia-made 12.7 x 108 mm cartridges.
Snipers for the United States military are, without question, exceptionally efficient killers. According to one estimate, in Vietnam it took an ordinary infantryman 25,000 rounds per confirmed enemy kill. Snipers killed once every 1.3 rounds.
The USMC Scout Sniper School is widely regarded in the military as the finest sniper training program. The Marines offer a tremendous program that trains eligible sniper candidates in all branches of the armed services.
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.
Kennedy formed the first two SEAL teams in 1962 - Team One on the West Coast and Team Two on the East Coast, Goines was one of 40 chosen to join Team Two and the only African-American Navy SEAL.
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.