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 more than 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.

In Project Reality, the FAL is used by the Insurgents, Militia, British Armed Forces(1980), and the Argentinian Army(1980). 


  • L1A1
    • Used by BAF (1980)
    • Inch Pattern
    • Semi-Automatic only
  • FN FAL
    • Used by Argentinian Army (1980)
    • Metric Pattern
    • Semi Automatic & Fully Automatic
  • FAL w/ Wooden finish
    • Used by Insurgents & Militia
    • Semi Automatic & Fully Automatic


  • A graphics error can cause the FALs in the Falklands minimod to have distored iron sights.
  • The Falklands War saw the unique scenario were both faction were equipped with what is extensivebly the same rifle, the British with the Inch Pattern L1A1 semi-auto only and the Argentinian with the Metric Pattern fully-automatic model.
  • The FAL used by the Argentinian Army is called FM FAL, which stands for "Fabricaciones Militares Fusil Automático Ligero".
  • The L1A1 is erroneously using the FN FAL three hole handguard instead of the two hole used by the real weapon.

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