Sniper In Action

History, Equipment, Techniques

Charles Stronge

240 x 189 mm, 192, 80 photographs and 40 line drawings (b/w throughout), 9781907446290, £19.99, Hardback, Amber Books
15 October 2010

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• The equipment, techniques, tactics and profiles of the world’s most famous snipers
• 80 photographs and 40 line drawings

Focusing on famous snipers throughout history, Sniper in Action explores the origins, development and impact of the sniper from the American War of Independence to the present day. Featuring numerous first-hand accounts, famous ‘crack shots’ are profiled, such as Vasili Zaitsev, a hero of the battle of Stalingrad, Vietnam War marksman Chuck Mawhinney, credited with 103 kills, and Timothy L. Kellner, credited with 139 kills in the recent Iraq conflict.

As well as profiling famous snipers, the book details the equipment, tactics, and techniques of the marksman as it has developed on the battlefield from the original skirmishers of the late eighteenth century to the highly trained specialists of today’s hi-tech armed forces. Packed with first hand accounts, Sniper in Action is the definitive guide to these secretive and deadly individuals and the role they have played in conflicts over the last three hundred years.

About the Author

Charles Stronge is an experienced writer and editor who has worked for several leading publishers, primarily in the fields of military history, politics and international affairs. He has also worked for Jane’s Information Group and is the author of several books. He served for six years in the British Territorial Army.

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