Saturday, January 26, 2013
Women in Combat
Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a Soviet sniper during WWII credited with 309 confrimed kills. She's using a Tokarev SVT-40 semi-auto rifle with a detachable box magazine carrying 10 rounds of 7.62 x 54mmR, the Soviet version of the 30.06. This is a rifle I've praised many times at this site. 10 round magazine, huh? Just think of how many Germans she could have killed had she used a 20 or 30 round magazine. Probably about 310 because with sniping magazine size makes almost no difference. The telescopic site is probably 3.5 power and it is attached to rails already machined on the gun. That's thinking ahead.