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Technical Data



Manufacturer
St-Etienne Arms Factory

Country Of Origin
France

Date Of Introduction
1975

Caliber
5.56 x 45 mm NATO

Feed System
Magazine

Rate Of Fire
950 rounds per minute

Weights
3.8 kg

Length
757 mm


More Information *


Development of the FAMAS began in 1967 under the direction of Paul Tellie. After several years of research and development, the first FAMAS prototype was completed in 1971. French military evaluation of the rifle began in 1972, but was not completed until 1978 when the French military finally accepted the rifle as the standard French combat weapon.

After adoption, the FAMAS (designated FAMAS F1) effectively replaced the aging MAS-49. Production of the rifle was set into full swing soon afterwards. Approximately 400,000 FAMAS F1 assault rifles were produced after which GIAT Industries replaced the FAMAS F1 with the FAMAS G1. The G1 included several minor improvements such as redesigned grips and an enlarged trigger guard. The G1 proved to be an intermediate design, however, as it was soon replaced by the FAMAS G2. The G2 appeared in 1994, and was purchased and adopted by the French Navy in 1995. The French Army followed suit soon thereafter, adopting the rifle itself later.


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