The world’s most lethal military sniper is British and is serving in the Royal Marine; and his reported confirmed kills surpassed that of Chris Kyle, the US Navy SEAL commando who is the subject of the recent Oscar-nominated film – American Sniper.
According to a report by The Sun, the unnamed Briton trooper has killed 173 while serving in the Royal Navy’s elite unit during a six-month tour in Afghanistan between 2006 and 2007, and claims to have killed 90 Taliban rebels in just one day.
In his deadliest form, the British corporal is believed to have gunned down one Taliban insurgent every ten minutes.
By comparison, Kyle, considered as America’s deadliest sniper in US military history, has 160 confirmed kills during four tours of Iraq earning him the nickname ‘Devil of Ramadi’, although the Texan Navy SEAL claimed to have killed at least 255.
Not a sort of man to brag; humble and very professional
The British elite commando, who was not named by The Sun for security reasons, is still active on duty and is a married father from the southern part of England. His associates described him as “deadlier than the plague”, a legend and a unique breed of marksman.
Despite his lethal prowess, the corporal remains humble and is not someone to brag about his deadly skill, drawing admiration from people within the community who knows his incredible contribution and especially from young military recruits.
“He is one of a unique band of marksmen who have done extraordinary things,” a source close to the British told the newspaper. “He’s very professional and humble, but with a gun in his hands this bloke is deadlier than the plague.”
The source further claimed the corporal’s confirmed recorded kills of 173 is still “conservative” and believe the figure could even be higher, but added the latter will never talk about it unless directly challenged. (Click here to read more)