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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:37 pm
 


Came across this article about a Finnish sniper in World War 2 and found it very interesting:

http://newmedia.funnyjunk.com/funny_pic ... iper+ever/


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:40 pm
 


There could be strong arguments about the actual greatest!

For instance, I was an excellent sniper in some of the Multiplayer settings in Medal Of Honor (or any other similar games). 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:36 am
 


yep he is the greatest professional sniper

died at 96? he had to have a guardian angel watching over him or something


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:48 am
 


There's a documentary out about him - it's an incredible story. Never used optics, only iron sites.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:50 am
 


Here's another couple of interesting tidbits about the man and how he did his job from Wiki:

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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).


He did it all with iron sights. That's just insane.

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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 he wouldn't reveal his position.


Absolutely brilliant.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:36 am
 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_H%C3%A4yh%C3%A4

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.


Amazing...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:42 am
 


The Finnish campaign to repluse the Soviets is one of the greatest stories that no one outside of Finland knows much about.

I have only found a couple small articles here and there, but the Finns really laid the Sovs out, when it should have been no contest what so ever for the USSR.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:05 am
 


Vasilij Zajzev the best sniper in the world, one of the most popular second world war man. From Soviet Union of cource! [B-o]


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PostFactum wrote:
Vasilij Zajzev the best sniper in the world, one of the most popular second world war man. From Soviet Union of cource! [B-o]


His story, albeit brief, was actually a popular movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215750/


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DrCaleb wrote:
PostFactum wrote:
Vasilij Zajzev the best sniper in the world, one of the most popular second world war man. From Soviet Union of cource! [B-o]


His story, albeit brief, was actually a popular movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215750/


8O Holy Crap! It's unbelievable, I haven't seen it yet, [drool] Downloading, thanks Caleb))


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:45 am
 


bossdog wrote:
There's a documentary out about him - it's an incredible story. Never used optics, only iron sites.

That is impressive!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:49 am
 


PostFactum wrote:
DrCaleb wrote:
PostFactum wrote:
Vasilij Zajzev the best sniper in the world, one of the most popular second world war man. From Soviet Union of cource! [B-o]


His story, albeit brief, was actually a popular movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215750/


8O Holy Crap! It's unbelievable, I haven't seen it yet, [drool] Downloading, thanks Caleb))

No duh!!! Enemy at the Gates....shit doesnt anyone know this shit other than the internet. sorry to be a bitch about it but Come ON!!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:54 am
 


And the proper spelling is ..... Vasilij Grigorjevič Zajcev, the middle name is huge.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:06 am
 


son of gregory?

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No duh!!! Enemy at the Gates....shit doesnt anyone know this shit other than the internet. sorry to be a bitch about it but Come ON!!!!



He only did well because he got to bang Rachel Weisz.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:18 am
 


ShepherdsDog wrote:
son of gregory?

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No duh!!! Enemy at the Gates....shit doesnt anyone know this shit other than the internet. sorry to be a bitch about it but Come ON!!!!



He only did well because he got to bang Rachel Weisz.

Ah my geez!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He did well because he was A Pole, us poles get the hottest....its our little secret :)


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