The Ultimate Sniper

The Ultimate Sniper: An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers is a non-fiction book written by John Plaster and published in 1993. An expanded and updated version was published in 2006.

The Ultimate Sniper: An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers
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1st edition cover
AuthorJohn Plaster
LanguageEnglish
GenreNon-fiction
Published1993
PublisherPaladin Press
Pages584
ISBN0-87364-704-1

BackgroundEdit

Plaster, a retired U.S. Army major, wrote his book after three tours in the Vietnam War, where he worked behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia as part of the Studies and Observation Group.[1]

OverviewEdit

Also included in the book is some history on sniping, including background on the British Army's first sniper unit, the Scottish Highland Lovat Scouts. These scouts fought in the Second Boer War

All of this material is covered in much greater detail in Plaster's illustrated book, The History of Sniping and Sharpshooting.

LegacyEdit

The book came under the spotlight in October 2006 when a video about "Juba the sniper", who allegedly killed more than 20 U.S. soldiers in Iraq, mentioned it as an inspiration.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Watson, Robert (29 October 2006). "Iraqi rebels learn from US sniper guru". The Telegraph. United Kingdom.

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