NOTE: This article is about FN-FALs featured in the main ArmA games. For the FIA counterpart in ArmA 3's CSLA Iron Curtain Creator DLC, see FAL (CSLA).


The FN FAL is a 7.62 mm battle rifle featured in both ArmA: Cold War Assault and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault

« 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 Icon-side-greenfor.png EFA
Icon-side-greenfor.png Nogovan Partisans
Type Battle Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
20
Dispersion 0.0002 rad (semi)
0.0003 rad (full)
Variants None
Games
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The FN-FAL 7.62 mm battle rifle.

The FN-FAL is used by the FIA as well as by their Nogovan Partisan predecessors in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

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 utilised by the Nogovan Partisans and their counterparts on Everon. It combines both stopping power and range thanks to its usage 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 on semi-auto. It should also be noted that although it is chambered to fire the same round (and is mechanically similar in a few ways) to the G3A4, the FAL is unable to share magazines with the latter and vice versa.


Ammunition

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Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
7 823

The FN-FAL only supports one magazine type. It occupies one inventory slot:

FN-FAL Mag.

20-round box magazine loaded with 7.62 mm NATO ammunition. Does not contain any tracers.


Trivia

  • 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.

Gallery

ArmA 2

« 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 Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png ION
Icon-side-greenfor.png Takistani Rebels
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Militia
Type Battle Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
20
Dispersion 0.0005 rad (semi)
0.0005 rad (burst)
Variants None
Games
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The FN FAL 7.62 mm battle rifle.

The FN FAL is used by several OPFOR and Independent factions in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

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Returning in ArmA 2, the FAL remains mostly identical to its Cold War-era predecessor save for the addition of a night vision scope-equipped variant.

It still loads from 20-round box magazines but has had its muzzle velocity increased to 900 m/s. However, its fire rate has been reduced to only 771 RPM. The FAL lacks sub-variants with accessories or muzzle attachments, but does have a dedicated model fitted with a night vision scope.

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 anti-government opposition groups and is also the favoured weapon of some private military contractors.

Takistani soldiers with the standard (right) and night (left) versions of the FAL.

A relatively rugged weapon as always, the FAL is a powerful battle rifle that has both good stopping power and range, being able to reliably put down targets at distances of up to 400 metres away. Depending on the user'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.


Camouflage

  • Black: Standard black/grey colour finish.

Ammunition

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Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
12 -0.0009324 900

The FAL supports only one type of magazine. It will occupy one inventory slot:

FN FAL Mag.

20-round box magazine loaded with 7.62 mm NATO ball ammunition. Does not contain any tracers.


Trivia

  • 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

External links

See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA: Cold War Assault
Handguns 92F 9 mmCZ-75 9 mmGlock 17 9 mmS&W .357Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm
Submachine guns Ingram .45MP5SD3 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mmUZI 9 mm
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AK-74 SU 5.45 mmXM-177E2 5.56 mm (XM-177S)
Assault rifles AK-47 7.62 mm (AK-47 GL, AK-47 CZ) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GL) • AUG A1 5.56 mmFN-FAL 7.62 mmG3A4 7.62 mmG36 5.56 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 GL)
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmM21 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm
Machine guns M60 7.62 mmPK 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30MM-1
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2AT-4 SpigotCarl Gustav M2FIM-92 StingerM72 LAWRPG-75NH
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
OFP-factionicon-fia.png FIA - Armoury (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Handguns 92F 9 mm* • CZ-75 9 mm* • Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm*
Submachine guns Ingram .45* • UZI 9 mm*
Shotguns Kozlice*
Assault rifles AK-47 7.62 mm* (AK-47 GL*, AK-47 CZ*) • AK-74 5.45 mmAUG A1 5.56 mm* • FN-FAL 7.62 mmG3A4 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm*
Machine guns PK 7.62 mm*
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2* • M72 LAW* • RPG-75NH*
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* primarily used by the Nogovan Partisans in the Resistance campaign
Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksmen rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerIgla 9K38M136M47 DragonMAAWSMetis-M 9K115-2NLAWRPG-7VRPG-18Strela-2 9K32SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-takistaniarmy.png Takistani Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • FN-FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 M203)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2Metis-M 9K115-2RPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-132B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants. | Operation Arrowhead
Arma2-factionicon-ion.png ION Services - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mmM9 9 mm
Shotguns AA-12
Carbines M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A3) • XM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles FN FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 M203 5.56 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksmen rifles XM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmKSVK 12.7 mm
Squad automatic weapons XM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers FIM-92F StingerRPG-18
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead | Private Military Company
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