The FN-FAL (Fusil Automatique Léger, "Light Automatic Rifle") is a Belgian battle rifle. It was designed and first manufactured after World War 2 by the famous armaments manufacturer FN Herstal.
The rifle was first adopted in 1954 and saw widespread service in NATO countries during the Cold War. It was also manufactured under licence in several countries, gaining alternate names such as L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle (British) and STG-58 (Austria).
ArmA 2 Edit
The FN-FAL was introduced in the standalone expansion ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead. It is chiefly used by the Takistani Army and its Milita as their primary rifle. The weapon is also used by their opposition, the Takistani Guerillas, in more limited numbers. The weapon would also find its way to Private Military Contractors in Takistan.
While the FN-FAL is one of the older weapons in-game, the Takistani Army outfitted some of their FAL rifles with ANPVS4 night vision scopes. This gave them some night fighting ability to try match those of their primary opposition, the technologically superior US Army.
Due to the use of the heavier 7.62 mm NATO rounds, the FAL is not a particularly accurate weapon. This is especially apparent when compared to other Western weapons of similar role and caliber, such as the M14 rifle or the SCAR-H, both used by the US Army. Despite having similar caliber, the FN-FAL cannot take in magazines designed to fit the two previously mentioned weapon.
In-Game Data Edit
ArmA 2 Edit
Cartridge: 7.62x51 mm NATO
Magazines used: 20-round FN-FAL magazine
Accessories: Iron sights, ANPVS4 night vision scope
Fire modes: Semi - Burst