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THE WHITE DEATH.

 

nuff said.

 

its been posted before but

in case you didnt already know: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_H%C3%A4yh%C3%A4

 

 

Häyhä was born in the municipality of Rautjärvi near the present-day border of Finland and Russia, and started his military service in 1925. Before entering combat, Häyhä was a farmer and a hunter. His farmhouse was reportedly full of trophies for marksmanship.[3] It was during the Winter War (1939–1940), between Finland and the Soviet Union, that he began his duty as a sniper and fought for the Finnish Army against the Red Army.

 

In temperatures between −40 and −20 degrees Celsius, dressed completely in white camouflage, Häyhä was credited with 505 confirmed kills of Soviet soldiers,[2][4] 542 if unconfirmed deaths are included.[4] The unofficial Finnish frontline figure from the battlefield of Kollaa places the number of Häyhä's sniper kills over 800.[5] A daily account of the kills at Kollaa was conducted for the Finnish snipers. Besides his sniper kills, Häyhä was also credited with over two hundred kills with a Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun, thus bringing his credited kills to at least 705.[4] Remarkably, all of Häyhä's kills were accomplished in fewer than 100 days with a very limited amount of daylight per day.

 

Häyhä used a Finnish variant, M/28, of the Soviet Mosin-Nagant rifle (known as "Pystykorva" rifle, meaning "spitz"), because it suited his small frame (5 ft 3 in/1.60 m). He preferred to use iron sights rather than telescopic sights to present a smaller target (the sniper must raise his head higher when using a telescopic sight), to prevent visibility risks (a telescopic sight's glass can fog up easily), and aid concealment (sunlight glare in telescopic sight lenses can reveal a sniper's position). Another tactic used by Häyhä was to compact the snow in front of him so that the shot wouldn't disturb the snow, thus revealing his position. He also kept snow in his mouth so that when breathing the steam would not reveal his position.

 

The Soviets tried several ploys to get rid of him, including counter snipers and artillery strikes. On March 6, 1940, Häyhä was shot in the jaw during combat by a Russian soldier. The bullet tumbled upon impact and left his head. He was picked up by fellow soldiers who said "half his head was missing". He regained consciousness on March 13, the day peace was declared. Shortly after the war, Häyhä was promoted straight from corporal to second lieutenant by Field Marshal Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim. No one else has ever gained rank in such a quick fashion in Finland's military history.

 

 

short version:

he no-scoped 505 people, in the snow, sitting in a tree for days

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i was about to completely disreguard that post 'Q... until i saw the short version posted at the bottom.

 

awesomness.

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this is fucking awesome.

 

but

 

those navy seals sniping out those somali pirates with three simultaneous headshots

on a choppy ocean, downwards, at only 100 ft? probably just as hard, and just as

impressive.

 

 

no... not at all.

 

all it took to do the navy seal thing was a kitchen timer. seriously, 100ft is a fucking joke for 3 navy seal snipers. i guarantee you they didnt even have to compensate for drop.

 

all it took to do the 1.5 mile shot was immense knowledge of mathematics, hundred of instant calculations in your head, perfect breathing, completely ignoring the gunfight going on around you and a shitload of luck. and you thought calculating the tip on the bill was hard...

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