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Don't mess with this babe. :)

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Actually, she was killed by a shell burst in East Prussia in January of 1945. :'(

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I've read the stats and kills that some of these women had and they almost compete with some of the Marine snipers I knew. Give them today's sniper equipment? Look out!

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Not being anti-feminist or anything but they couldn't hold a candle compared to Bob Lee Swagger. :D

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Yeah, but these Russian girls weren't fictional. :D

Knowing the Soviets, it wouldn't surprise me if the accounts were exaggerated for propaganda purposes, but even if only half true, remarkable nevertheless.

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Actually? Hunter wrote these books about a real person who consulted with him.

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Yes, you're right, Rooster.

"The inspiration for Bob Lee Swagger is very real. As the character's creator Stephen Hunter wrote in The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives, Swagger's inspiration came from Carlos Hathcock, a Marine NCO who had 93 kills while on tour in Vietnam."

https://www.bustle.com/articles/194815-is-shooter-a-true-story-the-usa-series-has-a-few-sources-of-inspiration

But heck, Pavlichenko was credited with over 300 kills. Some candle. :D

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