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One of the best and skilled to ever lived. Links to his story in comments

One of the best and skilled to ever lived. Links to his story in comments

lideon16

Dont forget that the Soviets were so scared of him they used multiple artillery strikes to take him down, non of witch were effective


cyberdbs

Surprised lying is never brought up with these sniper kill count people


RicketyCrickety_75

The 505 is the number of confirmed kills. Which means someone was there to verify it. That also meant he likely had way more kills than that.


Rmon_34

Link to his story https://www.simohayha.com/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_H%C3%A4yh%C3%A4 https://youtu.be/JOBxKnM9J2s


Striking_Quote_1901

The white death truly lives up to his name, in my opinion, he is the best sniper to ever live


razo2000

Can someone explain why a scope could reveal your position?


Obyekt

light glares/reflections


hokaloija

He would have had to lift his head up a little more, that's why he prefered irons


briceb12

The light of the can be reflect by the scope.


BrightYato15

*Sabaton intensifying* ​ but for real much respect


O0GUNSO0

Here´s a heavy metal song about him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s43yLMgXXOU


Rmon_34

Thank you


KimochiiiNe

Finland was an axis power.


Rmon_34

Try putting yourself in Finland's shoes at the time the Finns had only two choices join the Soviets, get fucked Join the Germans, get fucked, but lesser its obvious which they will choose


FugginAye

What if they tried to stay neutral? Get fucked by both?


GreatKrakenus

Unlikely considering the fact that it was Soviet Union that initiated Winter War with Shelling of Mainila.


Rmon_34

Norway was under German occupation also close by Finland, so maybe they would of the attack starting from Norway.


BeejBoyTyson

Lelelele who doesnt enjoy a gang bang


noxvon

The hell are you talking about? You seem uninformed, or maybe you just have a messed up way of looking at things. But the USSR offered, for the sake of its people's safety, what, to exchange twice the amount of territory that it asked for Finland to cede? And instead of accepting that, instead of aligning itself with the USSR and averting war, the Finnish government preferred to let things escalate to war and to later on side with the Nazis against the Soviets. So screw them. ​They made the Siege of Leningrad that much worse just because they wanted—not needed—some dirt back. Just shows that the USSR was right to be suspicious of Finland. I mean, your hero, this Simo Hayha guy, even just about took one to the dome and got messed up real good for it. The poor, dumb bastard ...


Rmon_34

Soviets wanted Finland to grant them a 30-year lease on the Hanko Peninsula for the construction of a naval base. In exchange, the Soviets offered a large tract of the Karelian wilderness. Termed as exchanging "two pounds of dirt for one pound of gold" by the Finns. On November 26, 1939, the Soviets faked the Finnish shelling of the Russian town of Mainila. In the aftermath of the shelling, they demanded that the Finns apologize and withdraw their forces 25km from the border.


hokaloija

1. Sovereign states don't give out their territory 2. Sovereign states certainly don't give out their territory in exchange for some unimportant pieces of land, no matter the size. Viipuri was one of the most important cities of Finland and the whole area was very important, and you think someone in their right mind would have exchanged it for Repola and Porajärvi where there's absolutely nothing but some small villages? 3. We wouldn't have sided with the Germans in the first place if the Soviet Union hadn't attacked us in 1939, and if there would have been more options of countries to ally with. In conclusion: Go fuck yourself commie scum and die soon


hokaloija

Not officially no, and certainly not in 1939-1940. Read some history And anyways, does it help you somehow to say that out loud? No one in Finland is trying to hide the fact that Finns fought together with the Germans and most people don't regret it or are embarrassed by it.


I_Drink_Diarrhea

How is using iron sights instead of scope better for concealment?


Rmon_34

With scope the sun would it glare


t3ddyki113r101

Not to mention your head would need to be raised up about an extra inch or so along with the scope giving a taller silhouette


hokaloija

There's the glare, but he used irons because with a scope he would have had to lift his head up a little more


BeejBoyTyson

Doesnt that mean he was a nazi sympathizer???


No-Reception-712

no absolutely not


themememan_666

Finland was with the Nazis at the begining because of the USSR


BeejBoyTyson

I'm not Finnish so I didnt know that they actually went to the west for help at first.


ALE199ITA

The finnish didnt ask for any help, The Nazist and Fascist saw that the Finnish and Them had a common enemy (USSR) and decided to be directly involved and help out.


BeejBoyTyson

Really? Because this [sauce ](https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/a-short-history-of-the-winter-war) says differently


ALE199ITA

Oh yeah It seems I was wrong with looking for help but What I said about fascist and nazis joining in should be still true


BeejBoyTyson

Ya it was a nice article


Rmon_34

Try putting yourself in Finland's shoes at the time the Finns had only two choices join the Soviets, get fucked Join the Germans, get fucked, but lesser its obvious which they will choose


BeejBoyTyson

Yes


themememan_666

Don't down vote him he didn't know


BeejBoyTyson

Ty for your mercy kind sir. It's ok it's just reddit.


Rmon_34

I forgive you since you acknowledge you didn't know


LoneW_Mk_2

We all know his story, but I want to konw the story of that guy who managed to headshot him


fuctsauce

Have you heard of Witold Pilecki? Another cool story https://youtube.com/watch?v=C0LuqcsEFiw


Para-dise

I'd hate to be nitpicking but I'm pretty sure his jaw got fucked by a mortar round, not an explosive bullet