RAF Reg Snipers

#1
Great Story about the RAF Regiment snipers over Basra supporting ground ops.


RAF sniper SAC Gambling sets his sights on a potential target from an Army Lynx helicopter over Basra

2 Squadron RAF Regiment's Sniper Section with an Army Lynx helicopter in Basra


http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/D...ns/AirborneSniperSquadTargetsIraqiMilitia.htm

Flying with Merlin and Lynx crews, the heavily armed heli-snipers can be mobilised at short notice to locate and eliminate enemy positions, reducing the threat to Army ground troops and medical units on the ground.

So far the heli-snipers have been deployed to give force protection for Lynx immediate response teams, scrambled to evacuate casualties, fire support for deliberate operations, rapid route clearance for convoys, and to counter the threat from militia preparing crude explosive devices.
 

ugly

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#3
Must resist aaaahhahahahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.


Good thats that done now agreed, good drills!
 
#5
Who ever said they ever hit anything? :lol:

I say that, with respect for 2 Sqn, who I do vividly remember beating in a Falling Plates match many, many, years ago ... and they did get a lot better subsequently.

Good drills/skills/tactics. I like it a lot. Just hope they get a Lynx-driver with steady hands .... :wink:
 

Guns

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#6
Royal Marines have been doing Heli Sniping for years out in the Carrabian. Very effective at shooting the engines of go-fasts of the drug runners. Slows them down so the boat teams can board.
 
#7
Guns said:
Royal Marines have been doing Heli Sniping for years out in the Carrabian. Very effective at shooting the engines of go-fasts of the drug runners. Slows them down so the boat teams can board.
Excellent cause, and good work by the Royals as usual!

Thanks for that info.
 

Guns

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#8
This is some more on the Maritime Sniper Teams (MST).

Link here.

Of interest the CO is the elder brother of Ronnie Ancona the impressions lady.
 

ugly

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#11
I hope the rifle is attached, thats a starred item surely?
 
#13
At the risk of posing a bone question, how do they deal with the inevitable vibration caused by the large inverted ceiling-fan overhead, surely it must make SOME difference at long ranges :?
 

BuggerAll

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#14
How do they stay still long enough to take a shot without attracting incoming?

Either bloody brave or bloody stupid.
 
#15
probably the people they shoot are too busy elsewhere or thinking nay they can't possibly hit me from there :twisted:
 

Guns

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#16
They only shoot fat people. Who are asthmatic and can't run fast.

If that helps.
 
#17
The weapon rests on thirty litres of blancmange, which has been proven to absorb vibration.
 

ugly

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#18
Not a Walt attack yet, I am impressed.
 
#19
switch on, when you are putting down from a gimpi. no one
will be standing up to argue
head hitted for being crap at puncturation spot my delibarate
pished again wots nu
I am determined to be argumentative
 

BuggerAll

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#20
desmond said:
switch on when you are putting down from a gimpi. no one
will be standing up to argue
Say again all, in English! Over.
 

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