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Sniping: An Illustrated Historyby Pat Farey
Synopses & Reviews
Although, even before firearms were available, soldiers such as archers were specially trained as elite marksmen, the focus of this book is on the history of sniping, mainly from distance, using firearms.
Book News Annotation:
Farey, a noted firearms expert and editor of GunMart, has teamed with Spicer, a British Army sniper and sniper instructor, to present this illustrated history of military and police sniping for general audiences who want to know more about equipment, tactics and the finer points of marksmanship skills. The authors include hundreds of color photographs and illustrations to chart the role of snipers from the American Revolutionary War to the current conflicts in the Middle East. Detailed surveys are also provided for rifles, scopes and ammunition. Oversize: 12.5x9.5". Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Sniping relates the fascinating history of sniping and snipers through the ages, mainly military but also with some reference to police sniping . All major conflicts from America’s Revolutionary War to the conflicts in the Middle East today are covered.
The authors also describes various camouflage schemes and concealment techniques developed through the ages. Full coverage is given to the heavy caliber sniper weapons of the twenty-first century such as the Barrett .50 caliber rifle and their impact on the battlefield.
The highly readable text is stunningly illustrated with hundreds of photographs and diagrams.
About the Author
Pat Farey, a noted firearms expert, has been the editor of GunMart, , since 1997, and is a regular contributor to Shooting Sports..
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