FN FAL

FN FAL

The Fusil Automatique Léger ("Light Automatic Rifle") or FAL is a self-loading, selective fire battle rifle produced by the Belgian armaments manufacturer Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FN). During the Cold War it was adopted by many North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries, with the notable exception of the United States. It is one of the most widely used rifles in history, having been used by over 90 countries.

The FAL was predominantly chambered for the 7.62×51mm NATO round, and because of its prevalence and widespread use among the armed forces of many NATO countries during the Cold War it was nicknamed "The right arm of the Free World".

A British Commonwealth derivative of the FN FAL has been produced under licence as the L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle.

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1891 converted to M1 Carbine, 1935, M1, M1949, M1953 FAL, M1963 FAL tubular Australia - 1907, 1, Paratrooper, Owen, L1A2, US M7, US M9 Austria - 1849, 1867, 1870, 1873, 1885, 1886, 1888, 1895 (various ... Indonesia - SP.1 (BM-59), Pindad PK-1, M7, Ak47 Iran - 98/22, FN FAL, G3 Iraq - UK No4, AKM, UK 1907 Ireland - 1874 Gras for GEW88, 1893, 1904 Irish Mannlicher, Israel - Yugo 1924, Belgian 1949, German 84/98, 84/98 ... AKM, Trainer Portugal -Guedes, 1904, 1934, m/937 (84/98), m/938, m/948, AR-10, G3 Rhodesia - FN FAL Romania - 1888, 1893 NCO, 1895, VZ24, AKM, AK74 Saudi Arabia - KCB-77 M6 Serbia ...
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... Type 56 Algeria AKM Type 81 Assault Rifle Argentina FN FAL (M16A4 for Naval Infantry) Armenia AK-47 AK-74 Australia F88 Austeyr (M4A1 Carbine for special forces) Austria Sturmgewehr 77 ... Maadi MISR AKM M16 El Salvador Heckler Koch G3 Estonia Ak 4, IMI Galil Falkland Islands Steyr AUG FN FAL Fiji Daewoo K2 M16A2 Finland Rynnäkkökivääri 62 Rynnäkkökivääri 95 France ... M4 carbine Singapore ST Kinetics SAR-21 and M16S1 Slovakia VZ58 Slovenia FN F2000 Zastava M70 (contract reserve troops) Serbia Zastava M70 Zastava M21 South Africa R4 Spain Heckler Koch G36E Sri Lanka ...
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