1. Mayjend killer John Sedgwick in the U.S. Civil War
Bloodiest battle in the U.S. This turned out to bear a sniper world history, when a charismatic general from the North named John Sedgwick was killed by a hot tin attacked by Confederate troops from a great distance in time it is, about 1,000 yards (910 m) in a battle called the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, On May 9, 1864.
2. Killer General Johan Harmen Rudolf Köhler In Aceh War I
Aceh War I, led by General Kohler was actually quite successful with a successful swallow the pride of the people of Aceh Mosque, the Masjid Raya Baiturrahman. However, on 14 April 1873 when the general is being inspected in the area of the mosque, suddenly a nation of Aceh shooter opened fire in a crouched position from a distance of 100 meters and about the general's heart. A few moments later the general was killed. The event was certainly surprised the troops of this Company and ultimately the hero-general of the murderer was killed by army bullets mowed Company.
3. Simo Haya
Perhaps this is the most famous sniper in the world due to hit the kill record of the most high, killing more than 500 Russian troops in the Winter War in 1939-1940 period. The nickname for the Simo Haya is "White Dead" because it always uses the Finnish army in white clothes as camouflage for field battles in snowy areas. What is truly extraordinary is Simo Haya bold action only using standard weapons without using a telescope, enough with the iron sight or ordinary iron pisir! For Simo, the use of telescopes in the snowy area would prejudice because it will reflect light and hiding the sniper would easily known.
4. Lyudmila Pavlichenko
If women's emancipation, the U.S. should have learned a lot from his eternal rival, Russia. When the U.S. women are still struggling in the kitchen stuff and the like, Russian women have a hero. Lyudmila Pavlichenko is one of the red army Russian woman who fought in World War II era. What makes him so remarkable is the ability to shoot very unusual, which in those days booked Lyudmila hit kill as many as 309 people, including 36 enemy snipers! But unfortunately, he was hit by mortar attack and had to be withdrawn from the battlefield.
At the time of wound recovery, Lyudmila visit to the United States and Canada within the framework of Soviet propaganda. He also met with Franklin D. Roosevelt in the White House and became a Russian citizen who first met the U.S. president in the White House. After recovering Lyudmila was not deployed on the battlefield again, only used as a sniper instructor for the school, until the war ended. He was awarded the Gold Star medal of the Hero of the Soviet Union and her face made stampel stamps.
5. Vasily Zaytsev
Ever watch a movie, starring Jude Law, entitled 'Enemy At The Gates'? The film picked up the story of a Soviet troop Top Sniper named Vasily Zaytsev. Vasily considered the most dangerous sniper kills not because of the number of hits (149 kills, 400 who can not yet confirmed), but because the killer with a sniper duel top of Germany, namely Heinz Thorvald. Sniper duel between these often occur in Stalingrad, where the sniper is often must move from the rubble of the ruins of another and sometimes have to dig for an unknown enemy, who is known as rat war (War of the Rats).
The story of the triumph of the propaganda Vasily Russia would force the Germans to send his best sniper, Heinz Thorvald, to finish off Vasily. German propaganda had replied to these with similar propaganda, then tersiarlah news there will be tough fight between the two sniper. They were finally met and fought which eventually won by Vasily.
6. Francis Pegahmagabow
Pegahmagabow is one of the great sniper owned by Canada. In world war 1, Pegahmagabow of aboriginal descent was recorded hit kill as many as 378 kills and is regarded as one of the most dangerous sniper during World War 1.
7. Chuck Mawhinney
In the Vietnam war, there are two names that are very famous American sniper, Carlos Hathcock and Chuck Mawhinney. Chuck's name may not be as famous as Carlos Hathcock is capable of killing a North Vietnamese general, but when viewed from the amount collected hit kill, Hathcock must take my hat off to Mawhinney to record 103 kills, while Hathcock only recorded 93 kills. However, the Mawhinney did not want to expose it too much and prefers to live quietly and forget all the memories of Vietnam.
8. Carlos Hathcock
Greatness and natural talent was amazing. Usually when a sniper is always accompanied by one person who served as an assistant spotter and the measuring range for the sniper. But Hathcock able to work alone when given the task to kill a general of the North Vietnamese enemy alone in the nest!
In addition, Hathcock pioneered the use of 0.5-inch caliber rifle as a sniper weapon remotely. Namely by modifying the .50-caliber M2 Browning Machine Gun as a sniper weapon by placing a telescope on it, and record-breaking shot and killed a Vietcong as far as 2500 yards ato approximately 2275 meters! From this came the idea to bear heavy guns (heavy sniper rifle) for a great distance or to shoot heavy objects such as combat vehicle (combat vehicles).
So to say the name Hathcock is a legend among the sniper world.
9. Rob Furlong
Decades away Hathcock shot record is not deterred, the old record was finally broken by a sniper from Canada, Rob Furlong, when he and his colleagues in the field of malignant nicknamed operation Anaconda in Afghanistan in 2000. Precisely in the valley of the Shah-i-Kot, Furlong managed to destroy an al-Qaeda mortar observer from great distances, which is 2,430 meters (2,657 yd / 1509 miles)!