Sniper bullets can travel so far that the rotation of the Earth will move the target, and shooters have to adjust their aim accordingly.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a female Soviet sniper with 309 credited kills, toured the US in 1942 to gain support for a second front in Nazi-occupied Europe; the press was more interested in her appearance and if she wore make-up on the front lines.
A Vietnam war American sniper volunteered to crawl for 3 days across 2000m of open field containing an enemy headquarters, took a single shot that killed an NVA General and then crawled back out without being spotted.
The longest sniper kill was from 2.475m (2.707 yards).(CoH) Craig Harrison from the United Kingdom was behind the guy.
Chris Kyle, known as the most lethal sniper in United States history, lost his life at 38 when he tried to help Eddie Ray Routh, a veteran suffering with PTSD, by taking him to a gun range. Instead, Routh turned his gun on Kyle and killed him.
Roza Shanina was a female Soviet sniper who fought in World War 2 and got 54 confirmed hits. Allied newspapers called her, “the unseen terror of East Prussia.“
One of Australia’s most decorated snipers was initially barred from joining the Army during WW1 because of his race. He was only accepted after a recruitment officer reclassified him as “White.”
9 out of 10 most deadly snipers during WWII were Russians.