HistoryEditBy the end of World War II, and with the Cold War escalating, the NATO countries needed a new rifle in response to the Soviet AK47. Inspiration from the German Strumgewehr 44, led to a design created by FN Herstal, in 7.92x39mm Kurtz, the same round used in the StG. 44. However, opposition from the United States wanted something more powerful, and suggested the .308 Winchester round. While a deal was made for the FAL to fire the 7.62x51mm round, the United States went their own direction and adopted the M14 rifle. The FN FAL, however, would be adopted by various other countries, including, the UK, Belgium, Austria, Canada, Argentina, and Israel. By the time the Vietnam War hit, the smaller 5.56x45mm round was becoming popular among NATO countries, with the success of the American M16 design, of which replaced the M14 from standard issue service. FN created a series of guns, resembling the FN FAL design, one of which was the CAL, a unsuccessful assault rifle, and the now standard issue FNC design. While the FN FAL has been out of standard issue usage for a while now, it still remains a popular choice, and got the name, "The Right Arm of the Free World."
StatisticsEditThe FN FAL is a battle rifle, meaning it fires a full sized rifle round, rather than an intermediate round. It fires the 7.62x51mm NATO round, a very powerful round, offering a greater distance, and more stopping power. The FN FAL is a rather heavy weapon, weighing in at 9.3 ibs. It uses a tilting breechblock gas operation system, similar to that of the Russian SVT 40. On fully automatic, it can fire up to ~650-700 RPM, although the FAL is also known for it's heavy recoil, making fully automatic fire extreme hard to keep under control. The FAL has a range of around 400-600 meters, thanks to it's big bullet. It has a muzzle velocity of 840 m/s. The FAL uses a rear aperture sight. Some variants of the FN FAL also include a shorter barrel, and a folding stock. These are the 50.62 and 63 rifles, mainly to reduce the weapons weight.
The FAL is one of the original guns in the app. It has a black metal finish, with the carry handle raised and black polymer hand guard and buttstock. It has a magazine capacity of 20 rounds, and is capable of both semi and fully automatic fire. The FN FAL is also capable of having different skins, including Golden, Nickel, Artic, Desert, Woodland, and Hazard.