Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Many people think that Vasily Zaytsev is the best (may be better to say deadliest) Soviet sniper, but there is another man - Fyodor Okhlopkov. I have done some researches and apparently he was the best Soviet sniper. Zaytzev had 242 verified kills and Okhlopkov 429. For Zaytsev the real number may be much higher, some argue it might have been as many as 400, but the same is true as well for Okhlopkov, who is on other hand Yakut and often overlooked because that. Despite his ethnics he had typical Russian name. Probably his record is beaten only by Simo Häyhä.
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