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The Ultimate Sniper

The Ultimate Sniper

An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers

  • Author: Major John Plaster
  • Publisher: paladin Press
  • ISBN: 9781581604948
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 584
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Through revised text, new photos, specialised illustrations, updated charts and additional information sidebars, The Ultimate Sniper once again thoroughly details the three great skill areas of sniping; marksmanship, fieldcraft and tactics.

Präzisionsschießen

Präzisionsschießen

Ein Leitfaden für alle Langwaffenschützen

  • Author: Robert Albrecht
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783613027459
  • Category:
  • Page: 211
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Feuerkampf & Taktik

Feuerkampf & Taktik

taktischer Schusswaffengebrauch im 21. Jahrhundert

  • Author: Henning Hoffmann
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783936632712
  • Category:
  • Page: 285
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Modern Snipers

Modern Snipers

  • Author: Leigh Neville
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472815351
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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The years since 9/11 have seen major changes in the way snipers are employed on the modern battlefield, alongside an incredibly rapid evolution in their weapons, equipment and training. This book covers the 14 years of near-constant warfare since the dawn of the 21st century, documenting where, when and how snipers have been deployed; their rifles, optics and their ancillary equipment such as laser range finders; their training and tactics and accounts of real-life operations involving sniper teams. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have reaffirmed the importance of snipers in both conventional and unconventional warfare, and this new study covers these developments in depth, as well as looking at the role of the sniper in police and counterterrorism environments.

Life of American Snipers: Chris Kyle and the Rest of the Elite Snipers

Life of American Snipers: Chris Kyle and the Rest of the Elite Snipers

  • Author: Mark Dawn
  • Publisher: Conceptual Kings
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 74
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American snipers have gained increased popularity after the production of the movie American Sniper based on the life of Chris Kyle who served as a sharp shooter in Iraq consecutively for about four periods. Sharp shooter is the less common term to describe snipers whose role in history started in the World War. Famous snipers have since emerged forming part of the elite Navy Seals. While some people refer to snipers as cowards because they do seem to not be actively engaged in combat they have been hailed as heroes due to the reduced misses during combat and the flexibility of their attack to rely on stealth. American snipers have played a huge role in eliminating some of the terrorists bent on causing terror around the world. Snipers are originally meant to increase the chances of winning a war. They do this by neutralizing the most dangerous people in war from a concealed distance and thereby serve to provide an advantage to their side.

SOG

SOG

The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam

  • Author: John L. Plaster
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN: 150118346X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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John Plaster’s riveting account of his covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War is “a true insider’s account, this eye-opening report will leave readers feeling as if they’ve been given a hot scoop on a highly classified project” (Publishers Weekly). Code-named the Studies and Observations Group, SOG was the most secret elite US military unit to serve in the Vietnam War—so secret its very existence was denied by the government. Composed entirely of volunteers from such ace fighting units as the Army Green Berets, Air Force Air Commandos, and Navy SEALs, SOG took on the most dangerous covert assignments, in the deadliest and most forbidding theaters of operation. In SOG, Major John L. Plaster, a three-tour SOG veteran, shares the gripping exploits of these true American warriors in a minute-by-minute, heartbeat-by-heartbeat account of the group’s stunning operations behind enemy lines—penetrating heavily defended North Vietnamese military facilities, holding off mass enemy attacks, launching daring missions to rescue downed US pilots. Some of the most extraordinary true stories of honor and heroism in the history of the US military, from sabotage to espionage to hand-to-hand combat, Plaster’s account is “a detailed history of this little-known aspect of the Vietnam War…a worthy act of historical rescue from an unjustified, willed oblivion” (The New York Times).

The Barrett Rifle

The Barrett Rifle

Sniping and anti-materiel rifles in the War on Terror

  • Author: Chris McNab
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 147281102X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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The Barrett M82A1 and its derivatives are among the most successful sniping rifles ever manufactured. Now entering its fourth decade of service, the short-recoil, semi-automatic system is capable of firing a devastating .50-caliber round with lethal accuracy over distances of more than 2km. Unconfirmed reports from Afghanistan in 2012 accredit the Barrett with one of history's longest ever kills at 2,815m. This is the technical history of a rifle initially developed as a sporting firearm, but which evolved into a long-range sniping rifle and a formidable military anti-materiel tool, designed to neutralize everything from enemy vehicles to parked aircraft. Adopted by snipers across the world, the Barrett rifles have seen active service in Operation Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan and have become an important addition to police, armed services, and Special Forces units alike.

Increasing Small Arms Lethality In Afghanistan: Taking Back The Infantry Half-Kilometer

Increasing Small Arms Lethality In Afghanistan: Taking Back The Infantry Half-Kilometer

  • Author: Major Thomas P. Ehrhart
  • Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1786253925
  • Category: History
  • Page: 75
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Operations in Afghanistan frequently require United States ground forces to engage and destroy the enemy at ranges beyond 300 meters. These operations occur in rugged terrain and in situations where traditional supporting fires are limited due to range or risk of collateral damage. With these limitations, the infantry in Afghanistan require a precise, lethal fire capability that exists only in a properly trained and equipped infantryman. While the infantryman is ideally suited for combat in Afghanistan, his current weapons, doctrine, and marksmanship training do not provide a precise, lethal fire capability to 500 meters and are therefore inappropriate. Comments from returning non-commissioned officers and officers reveal that about fifty percent of engagements occur past 300 meters. The enemy tactics are to engage United States forces from high ground with medium and heavy weapons, often including mortars, knowing that we are restricted by our equipment limitations and the inability of our overburdened soldiers to maneuver at elevations exceeding 6000 feet. Current equipment, training, and doctrine are optimized for engagements under 300 meters and on level terrain There are several ways to extend the lethality of the infantry. A more effective 5.56-mm bullet can be designed which provides enhanced terminal performance out to 500 meters. A better option to increase incapacitation is to adopt a larger caliber cartridge, which will function using components of the M16/M4. The 2006 study by the Joint Service Wound Ballistics-Integrated Product Team discovered that the ideal caliber seems to be between 6.5 and 7-mm. This was also the general conclusion of all military ballistics studies since the end of World War I.

Stalkers and Shooters

Stalkers and Shooters

A History of Snipers

  • Author: Kevin Dockery
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440628904
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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Now in paperback! From the author of the Navy SEALs Oral History series-an intimate look at the world's most efficient and deadly warriors. Snipers have a rich history. This fascinating book follows their tasks and techniques from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars through both World Wars, to the Korean War and Vietnam-the genesis of modern sniping-to the current conflicts in the Middle East. Also, readers will see how sniping has evolved on the civilian side in law enforcement. Readers will learn about the tools of the trade, but most importantly, they will hear from the experts themselves: military snipers, as well as civilian police and SWAT snipers. Capturing the suspense and action of the hunt, the words of these men draw readers into the close-knit, little-known world of men who need only one bullet to get the job done.

Secret Commandos

Secret Commandos

Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG

  • Author: John L. Plaster
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501183451
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
  • View: 628
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Major John L. Plaster recalls his remarkable covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War in a “comprehensive, informative, and often exciting…account of an important part of the overall Vietnam tragedy” (The New York Times). Before there were Navy SEALs, there was SOG. Short for “Studies and Operations Group,” it was a secret operations force in Vietnam, the most highly decorated unit in the war. Although their chief mission was disrupting the main North Vietnamese supply route into South Vietnam, SOG commandos also rescued downed helicopter pilots and fellow soldiers, and infiltrated deep into Laos and Cambodia to identify bombing targets, conduct ambushes, mine roads, and capture North Vietnamese soldiers for intelligence purposes. Always outnumbered, they matched wits in the most dangerous environments with an unrelenting foe that hunted them with trackers and dogs. Ten entire teams disappeared and another fourteen were annihilated. This is the dramatic, page-turning true story of that team’s dedication, sacrifice, and constant fight for survival. In the “gripping” (Publishers Weekly) Secret Commandos, John Plaster vividly describes these unique warriors who gave everything fighting for their country—and for each other.

American Sniper

American Sniper

Die Geschichte des Scharfschützen Chris Kyle

  • Author: Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen,Jim DeFelice
  • Publisher: Riva Verlag
  • ISBN: 3864138027
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
  • View: 620
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Chris Kyle diente von 1999 bis 2009 bei den US Navy SEALs und verzeichnete in jener Zeit die höchste Zahl an tödlichen Treffern in der amerikanischen Militärgeschichte. 160 gezielte Liquidationen schreibt ihm das Pentagon offiziell zu. Seine Kameraden nannten ihn "Die Legende", seine Feinde "Teufel" ... In dieser eindringlichen Autobiografie erzählt der geborene Texaner, der 2013 erschossen wurde, die Geschichte seiner außergewöhnlichen Karriere. Nach dem 11. September 2001 wurde er im Kampf gegen den Terror an die Front geschickt und fand seine Berufung als Scharfschütze. Hart und ehrlich spricht Kyle über die Schattenseiten des Krieges und das brutale Handwerk des Tötens. Seine Frau Taya schildert in bewegenden Einschüben, wie der Krieg sich nicht nur auf ihre Ehe und ihre Kinder auswirkte, sondern auch auf ihren Mann. American Sniper ist das Psychogramm eines Scharfschützen und ein fesselnder Augenzeugenbericht aus dem Krieg, den nur ein Mann erzählen kann.

Krieg der Ratten

Krieg der Ratten

Roman

  • Author: David L. Robbins
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783453190016
  • Category:
  • Page: 511
  • View: 8952
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Soldier of Fortune

Soldier of Fortune

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mercenary troops
  • Page: N.A
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Gaining New Military Capability

Gaining New Military Capability

An Experiment in Concept Development

  • Author: J. L. Birkler,Carl Richard Neu,Glenn A. Kent
  • Publisher: Rand Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780833025869
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 69
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The process of modernizing U.S. military forces is the focus of this report.

Kill Zone

Kill Zone

Thriller

  • Author: Jack Coughlin
  • Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
  • ISBN: 3838704401
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 430
  • View: 5717
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Syrien. Der Scharfschütze Kyle Swanson ist in heikler Mission unterwegs. Vor wenigen Tagen ist ein hochrangiger US-General von Terroristen entführt worden. Sie drohen mit seiner Exekution. Swanson und seine Männer müssen den General befreien. Als sie in einen Hinterhalt geraten, kann nur Swanson entkommen. Er ist auf sich alleine gestellt und begibt sich in das dunkle Herz der Wüste. Dort stößt er auf einen Feind, der mächtiger ist als er: Die vermeintlichen Terroristen sind Amerikaner mit Kontakten in höchste Regierungskreise in Washington. Der Tod des Generals ist für sie nur der erste Stein in einem tödlichen Spiel, das bald die gesamte Welt bedroht ...

Journal of Special Operations Medicine

Journal of Special Operations Medicine

  • Author: United States army special operations command
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents 2007

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents 2007

Who They Are! what They Want! and how to Win Them Over!

  • Author: Jeff Herman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 966
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Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.

Handguns 2007

Handguns 2007

  • Author: Ken Ramage
  • Publisher: Gun Digest Books
  • ISBN: 9780896894150
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 320
  • View: 8921
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This reference has been updated with current information on the latest guns and trends in the industry. The catalogue section has also been thoroughly updated, expanded and well illustrated, presenting all of today's commercially available handguns.

Die wirkliche Wahrheit

Die wirkliche Wahrheit

  • Author: Dan Gemeinhart
  • Publisher: Königskinder
  • ISBN: 3646927992
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 224
  • View: 9301
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Mark ist ein ganz normaler Junge. Eigentlich. Er hat einen Hund namens Beau und eine beste Freundin namens Jessie. Er fotografiert gerne und träumt davon, eines Tages einen Berg zu besteigen. Aber in einer Hinsicht ist er anders. Mark ist krank. Krankenhaus krank. So krank, dass er vielleicht nicht wieder gesund wird. Mark haut ab – Beau immer an seiner Seite. Im Gepäck seine Kamera, sein Notizbuch und einen Plan, wie der den Gipfel von Mount Rainier erreichen kann. Und wenn es das Letzte ist, was er tut. Eine Geschichte über einen Jungen, der einen Berg besteigt, über ein Mädchen, das zurückbleibt und über stillen Mut, Entschlossenheit und den treusten Hund der Welt.