British snipers 2.5 km long distance shooter thanks to three major elements
Craig Harrison (Source: New Fastweb)
中广网 Beijing on May 5, according to Voice of China “Global Chinese Radio Network” 12:24 report, according to the “Sunday Times “reported that a senior British Royal Rangers sniper Craig Harrison, has a skirmish in southern Afghanistan, in the 2475 meters beyond the precise” spike “two Taliban militants, rescue of a deep tight encirclement of the British commander. Harrison’s bullet was equivalent to three times the speed of supersonic flight, and in the air for nearly three seconds. Nearly 2.5 km away, and replaced with ordinary people, even the target which are not clear. In such a distance to hit the target, the probability of less than one in a million, until Harrison has returned to England, he did not know he created a new “farthest shot world record,” the Canadian sniper than 8 years ago create a record of more 45 meters.
Harrison’s magic move once again sparked the curiosity of the sniper. Voice of Chinese military observers Yong-Chun Liang Comments: Harrison’s gun is a prerequisite for long-range precision shooting.
Yong-Chun Liang: The British did set a new record sniper tactics, effectively killing ordinary rifle range is 600-800 m, the Harrison is a British production should be used in a specialty remote sniper rifle AS50, only it’s effective range can reach 2,500 meters, diameter 12.7 mm, much larger than the sniper rifle.
from the reports point of view, two consecutive goals by the same gunmen shot and killed, shot in first person, after the second person did not have time to run, which shows gunmen shooting very fast, so far away able to play so fast, accurate and relentless special way only AS50 sniper rifle can.
Voice of Chinese military observers Yong-Chun Liang Comments: self-confidence, and not blind self-confidence, good attitude is the key to successful sniper.
Yong-Chun Liang: successful sniper takes talent, and talent in this very important point is psychological, not only calm but also to be decisive, regardless of how many dangerous situations, how cruel the war, the sniper , the calm and relaxation are the most important. It’s mental capacity must be very strong, waiting for the emergence of an important goal, the point needs to stand absolutely still lurking a few days, but at the same time to be very decisive, once after the aircraft there must be at the moment to seize the opportunity to categorically shot one shot the enemy.
Voice of Chinese military observers Yong-Chun Liang Comments: Halin Sen’s success, which must exist by chance.
Yong-Chun Liang: sniper training high level of marksmanship is good, have good luck, wind, wind direction, including sunlight, temperature, humidity, these changes will affect the aiming and shooting accuracy. Wind when the wind is about 3 times, that is to just put the leaves blow up a wind conditions, the bullet in flight distance of 2,500 meters, the normal error in the 10 meters, not to mention there are many changes are pre- unknown, let the ultra-long-range sniper war has many uncertainties.
of the snipers to the British War fame, the need for high-tech weapons and equipment, requires a high level of fire training, but also have a high level of weather conditions to protect him, should be that three elements are indispensable.
many of the best snipers are born in a traditional war, but now the war has entered the information age, there are snipers so important meaning?
Yong-Chun Liang: still very important, because traditionally, sniper tactics did little to win more than David and Goliath kind of tactics, the presence of a sniper, you can give each other enormous psychological deterrent power, and can minimize the cost of destroying the enemy’s high-value targets. In modern warfare, which, sniper tactics have been a new development, has become the modern part of a precision strike systems.
to take U.S. and British examples, on the battlefield in Afghanistan and Iraq have not paid much attention beginning sniper tactics, so eat a lot of bitterness, to be hostile snipers play confusing in recent years they have begun to great efforts to update their sniper equipment, training, good shooter, not only to annihilate each other snipers, but more importantly to use their technological superiority, the sniper tactics as a means of attack.