The snipers of today’s Australian Army have learned the lessons of history and are held in the same high regard by friend and foe as their Gallipoli forebears. Snipers have become an essential force multiplier and have deployed on every operation since Somalia. One Shot Kills is the story of the sniper’s journey from the South African veldt to the recent battlegrounds of Iraq and Afghanistan. It is also the story of the development of the modern sniper’s combat weapon system in which technology has been harnessed to produce extraordinary results on the battlefield. Australian Army snipers are justifiably regarded as among the best in the world.
|Publisher:||Big Sky Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Lieutenant Colonel Wahlert is a qualified Army marksman and the author of several books and journal articles on topics ranging from military history to high-technology crime.
Lieutenant Colonel Russell Linwood, ASM is a graduate of the Royal Military College and an infantry officer with over forty-years’ experience. As an Officer Instructor at the Australian Army’s Infantry Centre during 1976-77,he was instrumental in resurrecting formal sniper training for the Australian Army after a gap of four decades.A qualified Army marksman and sniper, Russell is a three times winner of the Army Top 20 Marksman Badge, co-winner of the 1988 Billy Sing Trophy for sniper pairs and was a runner-up in the World Marksmanship Championships in 1991.Since transferring to the Army Reserves Russell has maintained his interest in sniping, including acting as technical advisor to a number of books on shooting, military sniping and snipers.