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Sniping: An Illustrated History

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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.

The authors relate the fascinating and somewhat dark history of sniping and snipers through the ages, mainly military but also with some reference to police sniping (perhaps best called marksmanship). They cover sniping during all major conflicts involving all major forces during the period from America’s Revolutionary War to the conflicts in the Middle East today. Each chapter features individual incidents throughout the world during the appropriate conflict and assesses the equipment and tactics deployed, citing famous as well as lesser-known anecdotes.

Sniping further describes various camouflage schemes and concealment techniques developed through the ages, the continually evolving sniper skills, weapons, and other special equipment, and the increasing use of sniping by regular and terrorist forces, particularly against vulnerable military hardware and civilian transportation systems. 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.

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)

Synopsis:

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..

Mark Spicer served in the British Army for more than twenty years, for over fifteen of them as a sniper and sniper instructor. He has taught sniping to British Army, U.S. Marines, and various special forces, such as the famed Special Air Service (SAS).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760337172
Subtitle:
An Illustrated History
Author:
Farey, Pat
Author:
Spicer, Mark
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Sniping (Military science) -- History.
Subject:
Snipers - History
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
Rifle
Subject:
marksman
Subject:
Special forces
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20090505
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color & 150 b/w photos, 23 diagrams
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
12.00 x 9.00 in

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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.

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