The FN FAL Battle Rifle cover

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Of all the infantry small arms developed during World War II, one that generated the most interest was the German 'assault rifle', the StG 44 Sturmgewehr. This innovative weapon inspired the Soviet AK-47 in 7.62x39mm calibre. In the West, the NATO countries looked hard at new weapons to upgrade their own infantry arsenals and counter the AK-47, resulting in the design of the Fusil Automatique Léger or FAL. It proved to be a successful battle rifle and was soon adopted by the military and police forces of no fewer than 93 nations. The FAL dominated the militaries of the West to such a degree that its nickname became the Right Arm of the Free World. The FAL fulfilled every role it was asked to perform and remains a viable and well-respected weapon to this day.

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Published Aug 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781780969053
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 1 b/w
Series Weapon
Short code WPN 27
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steve Noon

Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art…

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