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One shot - three fritz. Sniper L. Lazutin

One shot - three fritz. Sniper L. Lazutin"My sniper practice started with a fascist sniper contest. On the third day I felt that a fascist was hunting for me. However, I could not find him. On the fourth day of the morning dawn, I made my way to a firing position. I met a sergeant-gunner who was familiar. I smoked a smoke. He and I He speaks:
- Look, be careful. Fritz sniper appeared.

“Here I am looking for him.”

I took the OP and began to observe. Fritz did not appear.
So dragged on for quite a while. I was terribly tired of prolonged immobility, I took it and sat by the birch tree. Suddenly a bullet clicked in the trunk of a birch, behind which he was sitting, then another. "Here he is, a fascist sniper," - I think.

Two shots for me were unexpected, but I found Fritz on them. Then he took the stuffed scarecrow and stuck it out from behind the birch. Fritz did not keep himself waiting - he made three shots at the stuffed animal and, I must say, quite successfully: there were three holes in the helmet. These three shots betrayed him. He sat in the bush, in 200 meters from me, well disguised. Apparently, having decided that I was killed, he suddenly got up and said to someone: "Rus felt." And then I finished him off.

The main role in my success was played by a well-chosen firing position. I equipped it at a distance of 150-180 meters from the line of defense of the enemy, under a birch, canted machine-gun fire. Her stump was seventy centimeters high. Branched birch fell, but did not come off completely from the stump. Formed a tent. At night, I planted birch with new branches. It was on the edge of a neutral grove and so close to the Fritz that they didn’t even think that a Soviet sniper was under it.

This was the first advantage of my OP. Another advantage of her was that she allowed me to make a shot without sticking out the end of the trunk from the foliage. The sound of the shot was muffled by the foliage of birch. The smoke from the shot also spread out under the foliage, was almost invisible. Other snipers came to my OP. We watched as I settled.
It was from this firing position that I destroyed Fritz.

On the fifth or sixth day, I don’t remember exactly now, the Fritz in front of my position began some earthworks. It was not far from me, in the hollow. From our positions they were not visible, and they probably knew it. There were ten of them. I did not open fire, since I decided that since the work was being done here, then an officer would probably come. Destroy the officer - it was my secret dream. But the officer did not go. And then the Nazis decided to make a smoke break, thrust shovels into the ground and began to close the circle. What kind of sniper will withstand this temptation ?!

I aimed and gasped right into the pile. They scattered like frightened predators. Three remained lying down. Three! This is a real sniper shot. At first I didn’t even believe myself. But all three are lying, do not move and do not moan. And no one rose from those who had run away for a long time. Finally, one could not resist and climbed. I destroyed this too. And just that day I destroyed seven Fritz.

Seven Germans killed in a day is not bad. But a few days later I destroyed even more. This time I was already at a different firing position. This OP was good because it made it possible to view the position of the Germans from the flank.

At about ten o'clock in the morning a huge Fritz appeared to my left. He climbed out of the trench to the edge of the forest and carefully made his way into the hollow. There he stood upright, stood for a bit and went back. Zampolitruka Kuzmin, who was my partner, grunted: "Why did not you shoot? I missed the world target." I was thinking this way: "If Fritz is being trampled around here, then this is no accident." True, when he got back, I was inclined to regret - I missed it for nothing. But everything turned out as I expected.

Elapsed minutes 30-40, and Fritz appeared again, and after him as many as eight. Stop, I think there is an opportunity to work. They all got into the hollow and, stretching out a rare chain, went to the fishing line, in which they probably had dugouts. At this time there was a machine-gun rifle shooting. Taking this into account, I decided that no one would pay attention to the sniper rifle shot, and on the sly one could destroy more than one. I decided to shoot the last one.

Carefully aimed at the head and shot. One fell and the rest continued to walk. Shot the next one, which was already the last. He fell too. So for this day I laid 8 fascists.

On my account was already 47 exterminated fascists. But was there at least one officer among them? I did not know for sure, but the desire to destroy the officer did not leave me. I was looking for. And once I was lucky.

In the depths of the forest stood a hut. She was well disguised, and her approaches were hidden. I sat under my birch, watched. There was no shootout. Silence. A dapper officer came out of the dugout, in a new jacket tight, with epaulets and shiny buttons. Apparently he was from the headquarters, he was brave with courage, from the hut he shouted something, and he contemptuously waved his hand, they say, nonsense. I aimed carefully. "Well, dragon," I think, "let's go." The distance was 400 meters. The shot was accurate. The officer fell.

In the hut again shouted. Someone jumped out, ran past the corpse and stood behind a tree. Then shouted. Two men came out with a stretcher. Here one more managed to send to the next world, as an officer batman.

So I destroyed the officer. That was for sure.

So I beat the German invaders. And he destroyed them all forty and nine. "

Sniper L. Lazutin,
1942 year
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  1. cartridge
    cartridge 7 June 2013 08: 52
    ... deciding that I was killed, he suddenly got up and said to someone: "Rus felt". It was then that I finished him off.

    For the second thousand years the enemies of Russia have wanted to say: "Rus Felt". But it was not there! Instead, the Russian bear regularly and unexpectedly breaks their backs! Glory to the Russian soldier!
    1. w.ebdo.g
      w.ebdo.g 7 June 2013 10: 21
      it is clear that our soldiers fought with humor ...
      they were not broken, the spirit of a soldier - the most important thing in battle, more important than physical preparation.
      therefore, it was not in vain that they attacked a small number of the enemy and won!
      Russian soldiers were simply afraid, they were said to be animals ...
      Yes, animals, but how else, when the enemies came, no one called them.
      Most of all, the enemy was afraid of hand-to-hand fighting, when a soldier stands against a soldier and the technique will not help in any way, only anger, rage and the only desire is to kill more enemies ...
      no other thoughts, or rather no thoughts at all ...

      can you imagine what the fighter was most afraid of - so that the jaw would not pop out ...)))
      and that he could not have been killed.
      "hand-to-hand is an extraordinary phenomenon" - this is what the old soldier says, and his eyes are burning again as if he were again 18 years old and he is on the attack ...
      these are great people.
      honor, glory and long life to them!
      1. w.ebdo.g
        w.ebdo.g 7 June 2013 11: 53
        The Russian soldier was always selfless, he lost fear of death, he had the excitement of battle, where there was no pity for either himself or the enemy ...
        and how many times one fighter in complete encirclement, the whole wounded man could fight and regret only that he has few rounds ...
        only one thought tormented this lonely - "the last horn. sorry ... I will keep the grenade for myself and for that mu.daka"
        where there are many such warriors, but in Russia this is total heroism. There are more heroes than freaks. In battle, those who showed gentleness and even cowardice in peacetime, suddenly feel like a warrior, feel that he is well here, it turns him on, even courage appears, He just waters the enemies as if someone is playing the game and the one who wins the most soak, and not the one who remains alive ...
        I don’t know why this happens to a completely peaceful person, this is a fact.
        and when you see how a former clerical worker surrounded by enemies gets up and with a swearing (it is necessary!) undermines a pair of f-1s in both hands, then the rest appears in battle exactly that courage, about which he spoke ...
        sorry for the emotions ... flooded over.
        Eternal memory to the heroes.

        PS. no need to tempt fate, infuriating a Russian person.
        they say that until the thunder strikes, it will not cross ...
        just if it starts to be baptized, then there will not be enough crosses for enemies.
        I do not incite ethnic hatred. Just be careful ...
        1. smirnov
          smirnov 7 June 2013 12: 57
          Thank you for the video!!!!
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 7 June 2013 09: 03
    "Well, dragoon, - I think, - let's hoot."

    What is meant by this nickname? Three-ruler? Or a cavalry carbine at its base? SVT?
    1. tixon444
      tixon444 7 June 2013 09: 50
      Quote: Vladimirets

      In 1924, of the two models of the "three-ruler", infantry and cavalry, only the short-barreled cavalry rifle ("dragoon") was left in service with the Red Army, as it was more convenient in battle and on the march.
    2. laurbalaur
      laurbalaur 7 June 2013 09: 51
      g. unleash
      Rifle with a shortened barrel; cavalry dragoon carbine.

      Explanatory dictionary of Ephraim. T. F. Efremova. 2000.
      1. TRex
        TRex 7 June 2013 11: 39
        I don't think the carbine could be used as a full-fledged sniper weapon ... Maybe he lovingly calls his "three-line" so? Judging by the story, I worked lightly at 400 meters ... So. with optics, it means with a good initial bullet velocity ... Although you can install a sight to the carbine ...
        1. Revolver
          Revolver 7 June 2013 19: 17
          In America, Mosin rifles are very popular as a collection, sports, and hunting weapons, and they are often used for optics. Including the carbines of models 38 and 44, which, incidentally, are more expensive than the standard 91/30. The 91/30 can be easily found for less than $ 100, and for carbines, especially 38, they ask for somewhere around $ 250. Maybe because carbines are more convenient than full-size rifles, or maybe because they are rarer.
          1. zulu_1
            zulu_1 7 June 2013 21: 14
            Carbines are rarer
        2. zulu_1
          zulu_1 7 June 2013 21: 14
          No sniper will use a carbine: because of the shorter barrel, powder gases do not completely burn in the barrel and an arrow will give out a muzzle flame
        3. mihasik
          mihasik 10 June 2013 01: 08
          Did you want to mess up?) Or don't you believe the veteran?
    3. romul
      romul 7 June 2013 12: 34
      Пехотная винтовка(обр.1891г.)1288мм.короткоствольная кавалерийская винтовка(обр.1891г.драгунка)1212мм.карабин(обр.1891г.)1015мм.винтовка(обр1891/30
      g.) 1227mm. For the basis of the modernized Mosin rifle, a short-barrel cavalry rifle (not to be confused with a carbine) was adopted among the dragoon people.
  3. Dima190579
    Dima190579 7 June 2013 09: 05
    A good sniper is like a punishing death.
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 9 June 2013 19: 13
      Quote: Dima190579
      A good sniper is like a punishing death.

      The famous sniper ass Vasily Zaitsev:
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  4. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 7 June 2013 09: 22
    The first German sniper from the article, apparently, was clearly not a pro!
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 7 June 2013 09: 33
      Quote: Kovrovsky
      The first German sniper from the article, apparently, was clearly not a pro!

      In general, some kind of inconsistency, he could not get into the figure twice, while ours was sitting on a birch, then he put three bullets in a helmet. In addition, he began to shoot a candid stuffed animal after our sniper hid. request It seems to me, a little embellished as part of the propaganda.
      1. Neo morfeo
        Neo morfeo 7 June 2013 10: 48
        to Vladimir
        read carefully - not on the birch, but behind the birch! "he took it and sat down behind a birch tree. Suddenly a bullet clicked into the trunk of a birch tree, behind which he was sitting, and then another." From a distance of 200 meters, one cannot see the "frank scarecrow", but one can see the "rus zoldat" helmet which Fritz punched through and was delighted, but early ...
        1. zulu_1
          zulu_1 7 June 2013 21: 11
          And the birch trunk should have been at least a meter in diameter, if a heavy (196gn) 8mm-coated bullet did not penetrate it, even with 200m.
      2. smart ass
        smart ass 7 June 2013 11: 34
        I agree with you, it hurts with marmalade leaves)
  5. Avenger711
    Avenger711 7 June 2013 09: 38
    Yeah, 4 kJ, this is harsh.
  6. master_rem
    master_rem 7 June 2013 10: 09
    Quote: Vladimirets
    Quote: Kovrovsky
    The first German sniper from the article, apparently, was clearly not a pro!

    In general, some kind of inconsistency, he could not get into the figure twice, while ours was sitting on a birch, then he put three bullets in a helmet. In addition, he began to shoot a candid stuffed animal after our sniper hid. request It seems to me, a little embellished as part of the propaganda.

    Yeah, and the German had a semiautomatic rifle? If three bullets in a helmet? Or did our sniper continue to keep the scarecrow after hitting the first bullet? wink
  7. Denis_SF
    Denis_SF 7 June 2013 10: 13
    Quote: Vladimirets
    Quote: Kovrovsky
    The first German sniper from the article, apparently, was clearly not a pro!

    In general, some kind of inconsistency, he could not get into the figure twice, while ours was sitting on a birch, then he put three bullets in a helmet. In addition, he began to shoot a candid stuffed animal after our sniper hid. request It seems to me, a little embellished as part of the propaganda.

    Well, he was sitting behind a birch trunk, and not on a birch, as you wrote.
  8. kind
    kind 7 June 2013 11: 26
    I'm also training on a portrait of Serdyukov, you look useful! laughing
    1. Navy7981
      Navy7981 7 June 2013 11: 41
      I think I'll take your experience, but there will be more portraits. It is necessary to train shooting not only on the front, without changing the distance it is relatively simple, but also to carry the fire in depth. So there should definitely be more portraits. wink
    2. Indigo
      Indigo 7 June 2013 11: 51
      Well, on such a scale of physiognomy you can get from 500 meters with a slipper, try it, just go far for your shoes ...
  9. psdf
    psdf 7 June 2013 12: 02
    tible = 1 [/ img]

    sniper A.V. Lazutin teaches sniper skills of Kazakh Kazakh Sadyk Tulepov.
    November 1943, XNUMX
    PS something is not inserted in my picture:
  10. silver_roman
    silver_roman 7 June 2013 12: 32
    class. great story.
    Glory to the Soviet snipers and warriors in general. And of course, our weapons soldier
  11. smart ass
    smart ass 7 June 2013 13: 36
    3 of them with one bullet so that immediately to the bulk! Fell and didn’t move))) Das ist fiction!
    1. mark7
      mark7 8 June 2013 00: 44
      yes, in the story, something is not so particularly about the helmet bent the little guy like fishermen laughing
  12. DZ_98_B
    DZ_98_B 7 June 2013 16: 30
    Excuse me. maybe not a shortened dragoon cavalry carbine. And the DRAGUNOV rifle?
    1. uladzimir.surko
      uladzimir.surko 7 June 2013 18: 10
      Find the book "Small arms: rifles, submachine guns submachine guns" by Alexander Borisovich Zhuk you will learn a lot of interesting things! hi
    2. Corsair
      Corsair 9 June 2013 20: 31
      Quote: DZ_98_B
      Excuse me. maybe not a shortened dragoon cavalry carbine. And the DRAGUNOV rifle?

      Zdrrassste, come! Where is the Dragunov rifle (adopted by1963) and where are the events described? ...
  13. DZ_98_B
    DZ_98_B 7 June 2013 16: 33
    OUR GRANDFUL HEROES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HAIFISCH 7 June 2013 18: 04
    The first German noble horse was, not foolish to raise a mug and scream all the more so, he shot and quietly crawled away, generally rightly.
  15. nnz226
    nnz226 8 June 2013 00: 18
    I read (I don’t remember where) the following thought: “Russian soldiers in the attack could have been stopped by machine-gun fire, cannon fire and repulsed the attack. EVERYTHING !!! There is no equal to the Russian soldier in the world! A vivid example: I watched a report in 1999, how a delegation of Russian Suvorovites was in Switzerland in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Suvorov crossing of the Alps. At the Saint-Gotthard pass, the Swiss mountain arrows showed their art (special units for operations in the mountains.) The commander of these Swiss said: “The Saint Gotthard Pass is inaccessible!” To the expressed surprise, they say, we are just celebrating the 200th anniversary of the capture of this pass by the Suvorov miraculous heroes, the answer was: “ This is an exception that proves the rule: the Saint_Gotthard pass is inaccessible! "THIS IS SO !!!
  16. cartridge
    cartridge 8 June 2013 00: 23

    Granny sniper during the war years and today puts bullets in the top ten!
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  18. gura
    gura 10 June 2013 13: 24
    One thing is not clear. Why, after 70 years, spread the "agitation" of 42? 1942 - this year it was necessary to invent any "heroic truth" in party political work at the front. Hardest year. Here, in frontal agitation, there is Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (who actually set fire to the collective farmers' huts in the frost, and was given to the Germans by them), here and 28 Panfilovites (a myth concocted by military men), etc. This is Ostap Bender in the film singing - "and with one bullet, he killed both!", And here - three Fritz, head to head under the ruler. Otherwise, well, no way! Only head to head! Freeze, now a bird will fly out! Such stories only belittle the soldier's feat, portraying the Germans as idiots. Everything was much worse. The same is said about other bloopers in the comments. This is from a fairy tale - "In one fell swoop - seven kills!" Why is this crap on the site?