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Female Soviet Sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko


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Americans aren't as aware as they should be of the amazing feats of the Soviet Army in WWII. One of them was this badass sniper, who had 309 sniper kills to her credit.

309 sniper kills has got to put her at the top of the profession.

No... that title would go to Simo Hayha:  505 confirmed kills (plus about 200 non-confirmed) _against_ the Soviets in 1940.... Oh... and all in the course of about 100 days.  The Reds even resorted to artillery and rocket barrages to try to get him b/c they were so afraid of him.

Whoa, I <3 the Winter War.  This is some incredible stuff:

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

"During the Winter War (1939–1940) between Finland and the Soviet Union, Häyhä served as a sniper for the Finnish Army against the Red Army in the 6th Company of JR 34 on the Kollaa River. In temperatures between -40° and −20 °C (−4 °F), dressed completely in white camouflage, Häyhä was credited with 505 confirmed kills of Soviet soldiers. A daily account of the kills at Kollaa was made for the Finnish snipers. Remarkably, all of Häyhä's kills were accomplished in fewer than 100 days – in other words, an average of five kills per day – at a time of year with very few hours of daylight."

WHOA.

Keanu Reeves whoa gif - PandaWhale

this version accentuates the awesome....

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/hayha.html

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