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Originally posted by popek
however the most interesting point and the one i would like information on was his duel with Major Konig.
Legend has it the Germans wer so scared of this boy from the Urals they sent the head of there sniper school major konig to kill him but after many days of cat and mouse vassili managed to find konig and kill him, There are about 20 stories i have read relating to this (one thing i do know is that the story told in 'enemy at the gates' the film about vassili staring jude law is almost 100% wrong)
ANY information would be great especailly regarding to major konig
...he made 400 kills during WWII with a moisin rifle that was far out of date compared to anyrthing the german army had, ...
Originally posted by northwolf
The nr1 of snipers is Simo Häyhä with 505 confirmed kills during 3 months at Winter-War... Weapon used was UNscoped Mosin nagant.. unofficial figure is 542
In adition to these Häyhä killed 200+ Soviets with SMG