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The FN FAL is a 7.62 mm battle rifle that has made appearances in both ArmA: Cold War Assault and ArmA 2.

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.
Weapon Description
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FN-FAL 7.62 mm
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Faction - FIA
- Nogovan Partisans
Type Battle Rifle
Caliber 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
20
Variants None
Games
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The FN-FAL is a 7.62 mm battle rifle that is exclusively used by the FIA as well as by their Nogovan Partisan predecessors in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview Edit

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.

Trivia Edit

  • 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.

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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".
Armoury Description
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FN FAL 7.62 mm
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Faction - Takistani Army
- ION
Type Battle Rifle
Caliber 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
20
Variants None
Games
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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.

Overview Edit

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.

Trivia Edit

  • 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.

Gallery Edit

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See also Edit

Weapons of comparable role and configuration Edit