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Impressive Silent Killers From History (11 pics)

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Their victims never even saw them coming.

Thomas Plunkett
An Irish soldier in the British 95th Rifles, Thomas Plunkett impressively took down French general Auguste-Marie-François Colbert. He did so with an incredibly inaccurate early 19th century rifle from about 600 meters away. While his fellow fighters believed that his shot was a fluke, Thomas loaded up again and took aim at the trumpet major who came to the aid of the general, and sure enough, he hit him too.

1 Impressive Silent Killers From History (11 pics)

Sgt. Grace
This Confederate sniper took an unreal shot on May 9th 1864 when he took down General John Sedgwick from 1,000 yards out with his British Whitworth Rifle. The irony is that before getting shot, Sedgwick was quoted as telling his men, who were ducking for cover, that they couldn’t hit an elephant from that distance.


2 Impressive Silent Killers From History (11 pics)

Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow
With 378 confirmed kills and over 300 captures in WWI, this Ojibwa warrior was one of the most accurate snipers in WWI.


3 Impressive Silent Killers From History (11 pics)

Adelbert F. Waldron
With 109 confirmed kills, Waldron was one of the most decorated snipers in Army history. He possessed an unbelievably accurate shot, even taking out a Vietcong from the top of a coconut tree while on a moving platform.


4 Impressive Silent Killers From History (11 pics)

Rob Furlong
Rob Furlong was a corporal of the Canadian Forces when he took someone out from 2,430 metres (1.51 miles) with his .50-caliber McMillan Brothers Tac-50 Rifle. He held the record for the longest shot ever for 6 years.


5 Impressive Silent Killers From History (11 pics)

Charles ‘Chuck’ Mawhinney
In 16 months with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, Chuck had 103 confirmed kills. A record of confirmed kills for the Vietnam War.



6 Impressive Silent Killers From History (11 pics)

Carlos Norman Hathcock II
Nicknamed ‘White Feather,” Carlos has a total of 93 confirmed kills. He wreaked so much havoc in Vietnam that their army put a $30,000 bounty on his head for getting rid of so many of their guys. He also fired an insane shot that went through the scope of the enemy sniper and right into his eye. He was crawling along looking for an enemy sniper who had already taken out a few fellow marines, and happened to catch a glance of the reflection from the other guys’ scope. He fired immediately, landing one of the most accurate shots ever.


7 Impressive Silent Killers From History (11 pics)

Chris Kyle
Chris Kyle was a NAVY seal veteran who not only served 4 tours in Iraq but was awarded several medals and awards for his acts of bravery and heroism. He has an unbelievable 160 confirmed kills to his name, the most by any American sniper, ever.


8 Impressive Silent Killers From History (11 pics)

Vasily Zaytsev
Zaytsev has 242 confirmed sniper kills. He was so good that he started to train his own snipers, and the ‘graduates’ of his school went on to kill over 3,000 enemy soldiers.


9 Impressive Silent Killers From History (11 pics)

Lyudmila Pavlichenko
This female sniper joined the Red Army infantry when Nazi Germany was invading the Soviet Union. She managed to collect 309 confirmed kills as one of 2000 female snipers for the Soviet.


10 Impressive Silent Killers From History (11 pics)

Simo Häyhä
This Finnish soldier, who by the way is nick named ‘The White Death,’ has the most confirmed kills by a sniper in any war ever. Quite the resume for this fella. He killed a total of 705 enemies, 505 being with an iron sighted bolt action rifle, and the other 200 with a sub-machine gun. The most impressive thing is that most of these kills were done while he spent all day and night alone in the freezing snow, shooting down any Russian enemies he could see.


11 Impressive Silent Killers From History (11 pics)


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