|MAGAZINE SIZE|| 25+1 standard
35+1 w/ extended mag
The FAMAS is a French-made, Bullpup-Configurated Assault Rifle. FAMAS stands for Fusil d'Assaut de la Manufacture d'Armes de St-Etienne (Assault Rifle by St-Etienne Arms Factory - a member of the French govt. owned GIAT Industries concern). Development of this rifle began in 1967, under the leadership of the Paul Tellie, a French arms designer. This new rifle was intended to replace in service the MAS Mle.49/56 Semi-Automatic Rifles, MAT-49 Sub-Machine Guns and some MAC Mle.1929 Light Machine Guns. The first FAMAS prototype had been built in 1971. French military began to test this rifle in 1972-73, but, in the meantime, France adopted a Swiss-designed SIG SG-540 5.56mm assault rifle as an intermediate solution. FAMAS rifle was adopted by the French in 1978 and since then became a standard French Army shoulder fired small arm, known among the French soldiers as "Le Clairon" (The Bulge). According to the Janes Infantry Weapons 2000, the total number of FAMAS F1 rifles built is estimated at 400 000, and the production of the F1 variant is now completed. It is still used by the French army, and was exported in small numbers to some countries like the Senegal or United Arab Emirates.
In game Edit
It is one of the favorite weapons of the R6V2 players due to its high accuracy and firing rate, as well as its penetration and damage. The most common attachments are the 6X Scope or the high capacity magazines.it is the second most popular gun online,next to the AKS-74U,because of the Stats listed above. It is used by most MLG players because the gun is known to have the highest damage in the game.