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Modern snipers / Leigh Neville.

By: Neville, Leigh [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Osprey Publishing, 2016Description: 304 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472815347.Subject(s): Sniping (Military science) | Snipers | Special forces (Military science)DDC classification: 356.162
Contents:
The modern history of sniping -- The modern sniper -- Sniping in Afghanistan -- Sniping in Iraq -- Snipers of the Insurgency -- Police and counterterrorism sniping -- Modern sniper rifles -- An interview with a Special Operations sniper.
Summary: The years since 9/11 have seen major changes in the way snipers are employed on the modern battlefield, alongside an incredibly rapid evolution in their weapons, equipment and training. This book covers the 14 years of near-constant warfare since the dawn of this new century, documenting where, when and how snipers have been deployed; their rifles, optics and their ancillary equipment such as laser range finders; their training and tactics and accounts of real-life operations involving sniper teams. The wars of the 21st Century have reaffirmed the importance of snipers in both conventional and unconventional warfare, and this new study covers these developments in depth, as well as looking at the role of the sniper in the police and counterterrorism environment.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The years since 9/11 have seen major changes in the way snipers are employed on the modern battlefield, alongside an incredibly rapid evolution in their weapons, equipment and training. This book covers the 14 years of near-constant warfare since the dawn of this new century, documenting where, when and how snipers have been deployed; their rifles, optics and their ancillary equipment such as laser range finders; their training and tactics and accounts of real-life operations involving sniperteams.

The wars of the 21st Century have reaffirmed the importance of snipers in both conventional and unconventional warfare, and this new study covers these developments in depth, as well as looking at the role of the sniper in the police and counterterrorism environment.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-300) and index.

The modern history of sniping -- The modern sniper -- Sniping in Afghanistan -- Sniping in Iraq -- Snipers of the Insurgency -- Police and counterterrorism sniping -- Modern sniper rifles -- An interview with a Special Operations sniper.

The years since 9/11 have seen major changes in the way snipers are employed on the modern battlefield, alongside an incredibly rapid evolution in their weapons, equipment and training. This book covers the 14 years of near-constant warfare since the dawn of this new century, documenting where, when and how snipers have been deployed; their rifles, optics and their ancillary equipment such as laser range finders; their training and tactics and accounts of real-life operations involving sniper teams. The wars of the 21st Century have reaffirmed the importance of snipers in both conventional and unconventional warfare, and this new study covers these developments in depth, as well as looking at the role of the sniper in the police and counterterrorism environment.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements (p. 6)
  • List of Illustrations (p. 7)
  • List of Abbreviations (p. 11)
  • Chapter 1 The Modern History of Sniping (p. 17)
  • Chapter 2 The Modern Sniper (p. 32)
  • Chapter 3 Sniping in Afghanistan (p. 80)
  • Chapter 4 Sniping in Iraq (p. 130)
  • Chapter 5 Snipers of the Insurgency (p. 176)
  • Chapter 6 Police and Counterterrorism Sniping (p. 198)
  • Chapter 8 Modern Sniper Rifles (p. 230)
  • Appendix 1 An Interview with a Special Operations Sniper (p. 282)
  • Appendix 2 References (p. 289)
  • Notes (p. 292)
  • Index (p. 301)