U.S. Marine Corps Scout/sniper
World War II and Korea
By (author) Peter R. Senich
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U.S. Marine Corps Scout/sniper by Peter R. Senich
Book DescriptionA 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. In addition, scout snipers also provide close reconnaissance and surveillance to the infantry battalion. Scout Snipers attached to Marine infantry battalions fall under the Surveillance and Target Acquisition units, usually a reduced platoon with the headquarters company. Scout/Sniper also refers to a member of a U.S. Army Reconnaissance platoon's sniper section; though unlike the Marine position, this is not a designated MOS but rather a position denoted on the individual unit's MTOE. Scout/Snipers are typically found in the Recon platoon of the infantry Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), or interspersed into Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Target Acquisition (RSTA) squadrons and troops. The culmination of 20 years' research, this is the most thorough account ever published of the training, equipment and combat experience of the scout-sniper during this important chapter in the history of U.S. Marine Corps sniping. Includes rare combat and training photos of scout-snipers in action.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781581605273
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publisher: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter R. Senich
German Sniper, Paperback (November 2011)
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Complete Book of U.S. Sniping, Paperback (July 2007)
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.
Long-range War, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by Peter R. Senich
The 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.
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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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