Recon:FN FAL

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US Weapon
FN-FAL
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Weapon stats:
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Maximum damage; the minimum is always 1 Effective firing range, in pixels (for reference, the game viewing area is 550px wide by 450px tall) Firing rate; the higher, the better Magazine size Reload time, in ticks (20 ticks = 1 second); the less, the better
160 160 3 20 120
Bulk value (1 bulk = about 1 pound) Jam chance, in %. Once a weapon is jammed, it will need to be un-jammed, taking time. Number of clips coming with the weapon (when these run out, you will need to replenish ammunition at an ammo box) Recoil of the weapon, which affects accuracy of consecutive shots; lower is better Gib explosion radius; area of the blast that blows all organic units caught in it to pieces
12 0.5% 5 10 N/A
Unlockable By:
Achieve Lt. Col Rank
Achieve Lt. Col Rank
Strengths:
High Range, High Damage, and Low Jam chance
Weaknesses:
Small Clip Size, Low Fire Rate, High Recoil
Description:
Hard-hitting battle rifle


Overview

The FN-FAL is a hard-hitting, battle rifle shining in damage and range with a very reasonable weight and a low jam chance. However, this comes at the cost of a small clip size, low fire rate, and high recoil. As such, this weapon is recommended for troops with a high combat skill who can take advantage of the extra damage and range.

Real Life

The FN-FAL, Belgian made, saw frequent usage by NATO forces, but despite it's prominence never adopted by the US Army (losing to the iconic M14). The FN-FAL was extensively used by Commonwealth Forces in a semi-auto version known as the L1A1 SLR. The FN-FAL came in semi-automatic and fully automatic configurations (not interchangeable). The semi-automatic configuration was more regularly adopted by NATO forces due to unmanageable recoil in fully automatic. The FN-FAL was not a light rifle and saw a lot of complaints for its unwieldiness on patrol, but its hard hitting power was praised when engaging targets through dense jungle. Though edged out for US adoption, the stats on this weapon compare realistically similar to the M14, with the FN-FAL being decidedly heavier in comparison. Compared to the wooden stocks of the earlier M14 models, the FN-FAL's fully synthetic furniture did not suffer warping in the humid jungle environments.

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