Sniping in Vietnam
By (author) Peter R. Senich
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Long-range War by Peter R. Senich
Book DescriptionThe Vietnam War marked the first time that the U.S. military brought together trained snipers, custom rifles, telescopic sights, special ammunition and sound suppressors, and employed them successfully in combat. This work focuses on a small but significant aspect of modern military history: the army sniper program, the fielding of the XM21 sniper rifle and the Adjustable Ranging Telescope, and the combat application of sound suppression devices for rifles and special carbines. The late Peter R. Senich was recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on the history of modern weapon systems and their applications. He was also a leading military historian and the author of nine books on military sniping and small arms.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781581606096
(280mm x 216mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publisher: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter R. Senich
German Sniper, Paperback (November 2011)
The term sniper was first attested in 1824 in the sense of the word 'sharpshooter'. The verb to snipe originated in the 1770s among soldiers in British India with the idea of "to shoot from a hidden place", in allusion to snipe hunting, where a game bird known for being extremely difficult to hunt and then shoot is hunted.
U.S. Marine Corps Scout/sniper, Paperback (January 2009)
A Scout Sniper is a specialist in the United States Marine Corps whose mission is to deny the enemy freedom of movement by neutralising enemy leaders, crew-served weapons operators, radiomen, observers, messengers, and other key personnel with single, well-aimed shots.
German Assault Rifle, Paperback (September 2008)
This comprehensive volume details the circumstances surrounding the development and fielding of the machine carbine, machine pistol and assault rifles employed by Hitler's Wehrmacht. It also includes a complete review of the ammo, field accessories and special equipment intended for the short cartridge weapon.
Complete Book of U.S. Sniping, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by Peter R. Senich
With almost 400 photos, this comprehensive volume documents the chronological development of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps sniper arms from the Civil War era through Vietnam, where first-class sniper training clearly demonstrated the value of precision marksmanship.
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Author Biography - Peter R. Senich
The late Peter R. Senich was recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on the history of modern weapon systems and their applications. He was also a leading military historian and the author of nine books on military sniping and small arms.
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