The direct aspect of that development began on July 11. It involved a still-overlooked operation that is arguably better evidence of the Red Army’s progress than the so frequently cited battle to the south. When all is said and done, Kursk, seen from a Russian perspective, was a traditional Russian battle. Echoing Zorndorf and Kunersdorf, Friedland and Borodino, it was a test of endurance intended to enable the Red Army to begin setting the pace. Operation Kutuzov, the assault on the German-held salient that began on July 12, was something fundamentally different.
The German and the Russian ways of war approached operational art from opposite directions. The Prussian/German army had developed its version of operational art as a response to the constraining of campaign-level tactics in an age of mass armies. The Russians came to it through a developing understanding of how Russia’s vast spaces could complement the metastasizing armies…
With the likelihood of random gun violence breaking out anywhere at anytime in the world today, it makes sense for the Armed and/or Prepared Civilian to re-cap some basics of staying alive when you are out there on the mean streets beyond the wire (The wire being the protection of your Hearth and Home in this case.)
Understanding what COVER is and it’s main function (Can it STOP incoming rounds from hitting you?) are questions we need to answer now before the shit hits the oscillating device.
What has always amazed me about Hayha was the MASSIVE amount of kills he was able to rack up (505 confirmed) in such a short period of time (98 days) with a Mosin Nagant with IRON SIGHTS!
For those of you that have shot a Mosin at any distance over a hundred yards, you know what I am talking about!
History has proven time and time again, especially in the Civil War and WW2 that to produce deadly snipers nothing can replace the self-sufficient and practical hunting/gun culture in which they were raised. Their prowess with a rifle was directly related to their survival. Nothing could be a better teacher than that!