Don't mess with this babe.
Actually, she was killed by a shell burst in East Prussia in January of 1945.
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!
Not being anti-feminist or anything but they couldn't hold a candle compared to Bob Lee Swagger.
Yeah, but these Russian girls weren't fictional.
Knowing the Soviets, it wouldn't surprise me if the accounts were exaggerated for propaganda purposes, but even if only half true, remarkable nevertheless.
Actually? Hunter wrote these books about a real person who consulted with him.
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."
But heck, Pavlichenko was credited with over 300 kills. Some candle.