ArmA: Cold War Assault Edit
|«|| The FAL (Short for Fusil Automatique Léger, meaning "Light Automatic Rifle") is a battle rifle that was developed at FN Herstal. It is chambered for 7.62×51mm NATO.|
|FN-FAL 7.62 mm|
|Faction|| - FIA|
- Nogovan Partisans
|Caliber||7.62×51 mm NATO|
The FN-FAL is a gas operated, selective fire battle rifle with a tilting breechblock that is chambered to fire the 7.62×51 mm NATO cartridge.
It loads from 20 round box magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 857 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 823 m/s. It has an effective range of between 300 and up to 460 metres.
Obtained from covert American arms shipments during the Soviet occupation of Nogova, the FAL is one of the two battle rifles that are exclusively used by the partisans and their FIA successors. The FAL combines both stopping power and range thanks to its use of the 7.62 mm NATO round.
Due to being a battle rifle, it suffers from fairly high recoil but this can be slightly mitigated by firing single shots. It should also be noted that although it's chambered to fire the same round (and is mechanically similar in a few ways) as the G3A4, the FAL is unable to share magazines with the latter and vice versa.
- In early versions of Operation Flashpoint: Resistance (the former name of Cold War Assault's now-integrated expansion pack), both the FAL and G3A4 shared the same appearance when looking through the weapon's ironsights.
ArmA 2 Edit
|«|| The Fusil Automatique Léger (Light Automatic Rifle) or FAL is a self-loading, selective fire rifle produced in the Belgium. During the Cold War it was adopted by many NATO countries, with the notable exception of the United States.|
Because of its prevalence and widespread use among the armed forces of many Western and other non-Communist countries during the Cold War it was nicknamed "the right arm of the Free World".
|FN FAL 7.62 mm|
|Faction|| - Takistani Army|
|Caliber||7.62×51 mm NATO|
The FN FAL is a 7.62 mm battle rifle primarily used by Takistani military, various Takistani milita and guerrilla groups, as well as ION PMCs in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.
The FAL is a gas operated, selective-fire battle rifle that is chambered to fire the 7.62×51 mm NATO round.
It loads from 20 round box magazines, can attain a fire rate of up to 771 rounds per minute, and has a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s. The FAL does not come in any variant that is fitted with any accessories, optical sights, or muzzle attachments by default, but does have a dedicated sub-variant that is fitted with the AN/PVS-4 night vision scope (known in-game as the FN FAL AN/PVS-4).
It is chiefly used as the main service weapon of both the Takistani Army and its allied milita groups. The FAL is also used in more limited numbers by their opposition, the Takistani Guerillas, and is also the favoured weapon of some ION private military contractors.
A relatively rugged weapon, the FAL Is a powerful battle rifle that has good stopping power and range, being able to reliably put down targets at distances of up to 400 metres away. Depending on the operator's skill however, it is entirely possible to hit targets as far away as 800 metres.
Nonetheless, despite its use of the heavier 7.62 mm NATO round, the FAL itself is not a particularly accurate weapon regardless of its range advantage over its 5.45 mm and 5.56 mm counterparts. Not only that, it also has much more noticeable recoil compared to other 7.62 mm-chambered battle rifles in its class. This is especially apparent with the likes of the U.S. Army's M14 rifle for example; not only does the latter lack a magnified optic just like the FAL, but it has better accuracy over medium ranges and is easier to control and wield in confined spaces.
- Unlike its Cold War Assault counterpart, the ArmA 2 FAL lacks the ability to fire on full auto and is restricted to semi-auto and 3-round burst fire modes only.
See also Edit
Weapons of comparable role and configuration Edit
- Mk17 (U.S. Army counterpart, ArmA 2: OA only)
- G3A4 (Alternate FIA/Nogovan Partisans counterpart, ArmA: CWA only)
|Takistani Army - Armory (ArmA 2)|
|Handguns||Makarov 9 mm • Revolver .45|
|Assault rifles||AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74, AKS-74U) • FN-FAL 7.62 mm • M16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 M203)|
|Sniper rifles||KSVK 12.7 mm • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm|
|Squad automatic weapons||RPK-74 5.45 mm|
|Machineguns||M240 7.62 mm • PKM 7.62 mm|
|Launchers||Metis AT-13 • Strela-2 9K32 • RPG-7V • RPG-18|
|Static||AGS-30 • AT-9K115 Metis-M • D-30 • Igla AA Pod • KORD • Podnos 2B14|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants. | Operation Arrowhead|
|ION Services - Armory (ArmA 2)|
|Assault rifles||FN FAL 7.62 mm • M16A2 M203 5.56 mm • M4A1 5.56 mm • XM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320, XM8 Compact)|
|Designated marksmen rifles||XM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm|
|Sniper rifles||AS50 12.7 mm • KSVK 12.7 mm|
|Squad automatic weapons||XM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm|
|Machineguns||PKM 7.62 mm|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants. | Operation Arrowhead | Private Military Company|
|Weapons of ArmA: Cold War Assault|
|Handguns||92F 9 mm • CZ-75 9 mm • Glock 17 9 mm • S&W .357 • Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm|
|Submachine guns||Ingram .45 • MP5SD3 9 mm • PP-19 Bizon 9 mm • Sa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm • UZI 9 mm|
|Assault rifles||AK-47 7.62 mm (AK-47 GL, AK-47 CZ) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GL, AK-74 SU) • AUG A1 5.56 mm • FN-FAL 7.62 mm • G3A4 7.62 mm • G36E 5.56 mm • M16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 GL) • XM-177E2 5.56 mm|
|Sniper rifles||Hunting Rifle 7.62 mm • M21 7.62 mm • SVD 7.62 mm|
|Machine guns||M60 7.62 mm • PK 7.62 mm|
|Grenade launchers||6G30 • MM-1|
|Launchers||9K32 Strela-2 • AT4 • Carl Gustav M2 • FIM-92 Stinger • M72 LAW • RPG-75NH|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants.|
|FIA - Armory (ArmA: Cold War Assault)|
|Handguns||CZ-75 9 mm* • Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm*|
|Submachine guns||Ingram .45* • UZI 9 mm*|
|Assault rifles||AK-47 7.62 mm* (AK-47 GL*, AK-47 CZ*) • AK-74 5.45 mm • AUG A1 5.56 mm* • FN-FAL 7.62 mm • G3A4 7.62 mm|
|Sniper rifles||Hunting Rifle 7.62 mm • SVD 7.62 mm*|
|Machine guns||PK 7.62 mm|
|Launchers||9K32 Strela-2* • M72 LAW* • RPG-75NH*|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants. | * used by the Nogovan Partisans in the Resistance campaign|