I see we now have competing sniper claims...




 
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February 3rd, 2015  
MontyB
 
 

Topic: I see we now have competing sniper claims...


rather than derail the thread in the movies section I figured I would put this here...


British sniper 'deadlier than US hero' Chris Kyle

By Telegraph
5:00 AM Wednesday Feb 4, 2015


A Royal Marine with 173 confirmed kills of Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan is the deadliest sniper in the world, it has been claimed.
If correct, the unnamed Marine's toll would surpass that of Chris Kyle, the US Navy Seal whose exploits are portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film American Sniper.
The corporal, who is still serving, made the majority of his kills during a single six-month tour of Helmand province eight years ago. His actual number of kills could be far higher, sources told the Sun.
The identity of the sniper, a married father who grew up in southern England, is a closely guarded secret for fear he will become a target for terrorists.
One source told the paper: "He's very professional and humble, but with a gun in his hands this bloke is deadlier than the plague."

The Ministry of Defence refused to comment on the Marine's record. He made most of his kills during the winter of 2006-07, in the early stages of Britain's deployment to Helmand province. He was serving with the Brigade Reconnaissance Force and was armed with an L115 A3 rifle which has an effective range of more than 1km. The newspaper reported that at one point the sniper shot 90 Taliban fighters in a single day.
British Forces deployed snipers widely throughout the Helmand campaign.



http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11396115
February 4th, 2015  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Apparently he nailed 90 Taliban in one day.
February 4th, 2015  
Yossarian
 
 
If only the coalition governments could have nailed a long term exit strategy coupled with meaningful social development of the region.

But on the bright side that's over 170 extremists who won't be massacring any school children.

Scary stuff when you think about it. Glad he's on our team!
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February 4th, 2015  
JOC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
A Royal Marine with 173 confirmed kills of Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan is the deadliest sniper in the world, it has been claimed.
The newspaper reported that at one point the sniper shot 90 Taliban fighters in a single day.
A most noteworthy accomplishment.
February 4th, 2015  
Kesse81
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
rather than derail the thread in the movies section I figured I would put this here...


British sniper 'deadlier than US hero' Chris Kyle

By Telegraph
5:00 AM Wednesday Feb 4, 2015


A Royal Marine with 173 confirmed kills of Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan is the deadliest sniper in the world, it has been claimed.
If correct, the unnamed Marine's toll would surpass that of Chris Kyle, the US Navy Seal whose exploits are portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film American Sniper.
The corporal, who is still serving, made the majority of his kills during a single six-month tour of Helmand province eight years ago. His actual number of kills could be far higher, sources told the Sun.
The identity of the sniper, a married father who grew up in southern England, is a closely guarded secret for fear he will become a target for terrorists.
One source told the paper: "He's very professional and humble, but with a gun in his hands this bloke is deadlier than the plague."

The Ministry of Defence refused to comment on the Marine's record. He made most of his kills during the winter of 2006-07, in the early stages of Britain's deployment to Helmand province. He was serving with the Brigade Reconnaissance Force and was armed with an L115 A3 rifle which has an effective range of more than 1km. The newspaper reported that at one point the sniper shot 90 Taliban fighters in a single day.
British Forces deployed snipers widely throughout the Helmand campaign.



http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11396115
It wouldn't surprise me if it was true; when I compare with how often Danish snipers have been in action.
 


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