The Fusil Automatique Léger ("Light Automatic Rifle") or FAL is a 7.62×51mm, select-fire battle rifle produced by Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FN) in Belgium. During the Cold War, it was adopted by many North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries, with the notable exception of the United States with its M14. It is one of the most widely used rifles in history, having been used by more than 90 countries. 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".
|Weapon class||Battle rifle|
|Max range ?||10000|
|Rate of fire||620|
|Reload time||3.07 s loaded|
4.33 s unloaded
10,000 (calculated) "850"
|Supply points ?||3|
|Weight points ?||160/640|
The FAL's greatest advantages are high damage, low spread, and access to fully-automatic fire. It is the counterpart to the Security Forces' M14 EBR. It's high accuracy and damage potential also makes it a great candidate for a designated marksman rifle, while its full auto mode allows it to fill the role of an Assault rifle.
Like the L1A1 SLR, the FAL has access to extended magazines, which dramatically increase the performance of the weapon when used in full-auto mode. Longer lasting magazines make the full-auto FAL a force to be reckoned with, given the user can withstand the recoil. Aggressive users can therefore do more with the FAL, than they could with the AC-556 or M14 EBR. As for sniper roles, there's almost no need to worry about reloading.
- Prior to the "Hunt" content update, the FN FAL was incorrectly chambered in 7.62×39mm instead of 7.62×51mm and had the same damage model as the AKM. It now more realistically has the same damage model as the M14 EBR.
- This makes the FAL the only 7.62 NATO weapon available to the Insurgents.
- The FAL is the successor to the L1A1 SLR from Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat.
- Because both the FAL and L1A1 use the same magazine and cartridge, if an Insurgent player equips an FAL and later picks up a Security's L1A1, the reserve magazines will be shared, making it one of the few weapons that can be reloaded by the opposite team. Vice-versa is true as well.
|Weapons of Insurgency|
|Security Forces||Insurgent Forces|
|Submachine guns||MP5K • UMP-45||MP40 • Sterling|
|Carbines||AC-556 • Mk18 • M4A1||M1 Carbine • SKS • AKS-74U|
|Assault rifles||M16A4 • Galil SAR||AKM • AK-74 • Galil|
|Battle rifles||L1A1 SLR • M14 EBR||FAL|
|Light machine guns||M249||RPK|
|Handguns||Makarov • M45A1 • M9||Makarov • Model 10 • M1911|