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The FAMAS rifle can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

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FAMAS F1

FAMAS F1 - 5.56x45mm
FAMAS F1 with the rifle grenade support ring pushed to mid barrel - 5.56x45mm

The FAMAS F1 is the original version of the FAMAS rifle, and the standard service rifle of the French Army. The F1 can be distinguished by its smaller trigger guard, ribbed barrel, and its straight, 25-round French service magazine.

Trivia: The FAMAS F1 has issues with brass cased 5.56×45mm ammo that other NATO countries use, which can create over-pressure in the FAMAS and result in malfunctions. The FAMAS F1 instead primarily uses steel cased 5.56x45mm ammo. The FAMAS G2 can function correctly with both steel and brass cased ammo however.

Specifications

(1975 - 2000)

  • Type: Bullpup Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO (steel case)
  • Weight: 8 lbs (3.6 kg)
  • Length: 29.8 in (75.7 cm)
  • Barrel length: 19.2 in (48.8 cm)
  • Feed System: 25-round box magazine (proprietary non-STANAG)
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/3-Round Burst/Full-Auto (1000 RPM)

Film

Title Actor Character Notes Date
A Captain's Honor (L'Honneur d'un capitaine) Alain Bastien-Thiry Pierre Caron 1982
Operation Corned Beef French soldiers 1991
Death Machine Martin McDougal Yutani 1995
Death Machine John Sharian Raimi 1995
Death Machine Andreas Wisniewski Weyland 1995
Tomorrow Never Dies Seen on weapons rack 1997
Beau Travail French Foreign Legion 1999
Taxi 2 French soldiers 2000
Behind Enemy Lines French Special Forces 2001
The Nest French soldiers With and without M203 grenade launchers 2002
Warriors (Guerreros) French soldiers 2002
Battle Royale II: Requiem BR Students Airsoft FAMAS 2003
Taxi 3 French soldiers 2003
District B13 French National Police 2004
The Corsican File (L'enquête Corse) French National Police 2004
Hotel Rwanda French Soldiers 2004
Diary of the Dead Seen in survivor's warehouse 2007
Rebellion French soldiers 2011
The Project: Panacea (Proyekt: Panatseya) Dmitriy Turok Kot 2013

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Firefly Nathan Fillion Malcolm Reynolds "Serenity" (S01E01) 2002
Firefly Gina Torres Zoë Alleyne "Serenity" (S01E01) 2002
The Unit French soldiers "The Wall" 2006 - 2009

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notes Release Date
Time Crisis II Unusable 1997
Counter-Strike Clarion 5.56 1999
Time Crisis II Unusable 2001
Counter-Strike: Source Clarion 5.56 2004
Battlefield 2 With scope 2005
Project Reality FA-MAS F1 With optional EOTech red dot sight and SCROME J4 scope Capable of firing FUM-50, APAV-40, and AC-58 rifle grenades 2005
Rainbow Six: Vegas With various accessories 2006
Alliance of Valiant Arms FA-MAS F1 2007
Cross Fire 2007
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 With various accessories 2008
Counter-Strike Online Clarion 5.56 2007
Perfect Dark AR34 2000
Combat Arms 2008
Operation 7 2006
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 M203 grenade launcher, Masterkey under-barrel shotgun, suppressor, red dot sight, EOTech holographic sight, Trijicon ACOG, thermal sight, extended magazine Set to burst-fire only, magazine incorrectly holds 30 rounds 2009
World in Conflict Cutscenes only 2007
Army of Two: The 40th Day FELIN-2C Can be fitted with a variety of stocks, barrels, magazines, scopes, suppressors/muzzle brakes 2010
War Inc. Battlezone With various attachments With incorrect STANAG magazine 2011
Spec Ops: The Line with ACOG 2012
Far Cry 3 F1 With incorrect STANAG magazine 2012
Warface 2013
Far Cry 4 F1 With incorrect STANAG magazine 2014
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly FAMAS F1 bayonet 2014
Rainbow Six: Siege F2 Incorrectly holds 30+1 rounds per mag 2015
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex First Assault F-MAS G-1 With various attachments Added via the "Fear the Unknown" update 2016
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades FAMAS F1 2016
BrainBread 2 2016
Insurgency Sandstorm "FAMAS F1" 2018
Vigor "Bugle F1" Holds 30 rounds in a 25 round magazine 2018
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) FR 5.56 With various attachments Fires in three-round bursts 2019

Anime

Title Character Notes Date
New Dream Hunter Rem: Massacre in the Phantasmic Labyrinth American Soldiers 1992
Lupin III: Voyage to Danger Keith Hayden 1993
"Shotshell" henchmen
Fujiko Mine
Najica Blitz Tactics 2001
Madlax 2004
Elfen Lied 2004
Gin Tama Police Guards Fitted with scope 2006 - ????
Ga-rei: Zero Supernatural Disaster Countermeasures Division operative 2008
Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky 2010
Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C³ Airsoft, Hanging in the background 2013

FAMAS G1

FAMAS G1 - 5.56x45mm

The FAMAS G1 is an intermediate version of the FAMAS between the FAMAS F1 and the FAMAS G2. It can be distinguished by having the magazine well of the F1 and using its straight 25-round magazines, but also having a new enlarged trigger guard that is also used on the G2. The G1 did not see widespread production.

Specifications

  • Type: Bullpup Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 5.56×45mm NATO
  • Weight:
  • Length:
  • Barrel length:
  • Feed System: 25-round box magazine (proprietary non-STANAG)
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/3-Round Burst/Full-Auto (1000 RPM)

Film

Title Actor Character Notes Date
No Man's Land French soldiers 2001
The Nest (Nid de guêpes) Nadia Farès Helene Laborie 2002
Taxi 4 French soldiers Fitted with bayonets 2007
Terminator: Dark Fate Seen in weapons cache 2019

Anime

Title Character Notes Date
Upotte!! 2012

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notes Release Date
Metal Gear Solid FAMAS (sometimes FA-MAS) With laser sight and M203 grenade launcher firing ring airfoil projectiles (The Twin Snakes only) 1998
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear "5.56mm FAMAS G2 AR" 2000
007: Nightfire Shown as fictional explosive laser turret, multiplayer mode only 2002
Chaser FA-MAS With integrated 9" M203 grenade launcher 2003
Splinter Cell: Double Agent unusable 2006
World in Conflict 2007
Cross Fire "FAMAS G2" 2007
Army of Two Felin 2C With upgradeable magazine and barrel 2008
Code of Honor 2: Conspiracy Island FAMAS With tiger camo finish 2008
Terrorist Takedown 2: US Navy Seals Famas 2008
Code of Honor 3: Desperate Measures 2009
SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs FAMAS G2 With incorrect STANAG mag 2011
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action SAM-AF 2012
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive FAMAS With incorrect STANAG mag 2012
Ghost Recon: Wildlands G2 2017
Ironsight FAMAS G2 2018
Ring of Elysium 2018

FAMAS G2

FAMAS G2 with the charging handle pulled back - 5.56x45mm

The FAMAS G2 is the current version of the FAMAS rifle. It is the standard rifle for the French Navy; the French Army still used the FAMAS F1 as the their main service rifle prior to transitioning to the Heckler & Koch HK416F. The G2 uses the G1's improved trigger guard and forend, but has a redesigned magazine well for the use of NATO STANAG magazines. The barrel of the G2 was changed to a 1:9 inch rifling twist from the original F1's 1:12 inch rifling twist to allow the G2 to utilize a wider range of NATO 5.56 ammunition, such as the older 55 gr M193 type ammo and the newer 62 gr SS109 type ammo. They can be seen with both smooth barrels and ribbed rifle grenade firing barrels.

Specifications

(1994 - 2000)

  • Type: Bullpup Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 5.56×45mm NATO
  • Weight: 8 lbs (3.6 kg)
  • Length: 29.8 in (75.7 cm)
  • Barrel length: 19.2 in (48.8 cm)
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/3-Round Burst/Full-Auto (1000 RPM)

Anime

Title Character Notes Date
Macross Zero UN marines 2002-2004
Elfen Lied Professor Kakuzawa 2004
Sword Art Online II "Lightly Salted Tarako" 2014

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notes Release Date
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield With red dot sight 2003
Söldner: Secret Wars 2004
Perfect Dark Zero Plasma Rifle Energy weapon with infinite ammo and cloaking device 2005
Alliance of Valiant Arms FA-MAS MK.3 With optional EOTech red dot sight, can be modified from 3-round burst to full auto 2007
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 With optional red dot scope and M203 grenade launcher 2007
Splinter Cell: Conviction FAMAS G2 2010
Cry of Fear "FAMAS G2" 2012
Splinter Cell: Blacklist FAMAS 2013
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades FAMAS G2 2016

FAMAS FÉLIN

FAMAS FÉLIN with infrared scope and camera - 5.56x45mm
FAMAS Valorisé with EOTech sight - 5.56x45mm
FAMAS Valorisé prototype with SCROME J4 scope - 5.56x45mm. This prototype can be distinguished from the final variant by the lack of fixed front sight ahead of the scope rail.

The FAMAS FÉLIN is a variant of the FAMAS outfitted to be used in conjunction with the FÉLIN combat system. The most notable difference is the replacement of the integral carry handle with a lower profile scope mount for mounting optics, which when used as part of the FÉLIN system would mount a large day/night/thermal video sight capable of transmitting the feed to the soldier's helmet mounted eyepiece. The final production version of the FÉLIN features a forward vertical grip which houses the controls for the system, and has lengthened and bent bipod legs.

Also intended for use alongside the FAMAS FÉLIN is the FAMAS Valorisé (meaning "upgraded"). This variant was intended for use in FÉLIN equipped units for use by soldiers not requiring the actual full FÉLIN combat system. As such, this variant has the same low profile sight rail and new bipod, but omits the second grip and was intended to be fitted with a 4x optical day sight as standard. In the past variants of the FAMAS with a low profile scope rail have been referred to as the FAMAS Surbaissé (meaning "lowered" in reference to the scope mount), however promotional material from the manufacturer GIAT states that the FAMAS Surbaissé is the core weapon (or possibly just component) on which the FÉLIN and Valorisé rifle variants are based.

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notes Release Date
Call of Duty: Black Ops Famas With various attachments "FAMAS Valorisé"; anachronism 2010
Brink "FRKN-3K" With various attachments "FAMAS Valorisé" 2011
Battlefield 3 FAMAS With various attachments "FAMAS Valorisé" with G1/G2 triggerguard and F1 barrel 2011
Battlefield Play4Free FAMAS "FAMAS Valorisé" with G1/G2 triggerguard and F1 barrel 2012
Call of Duty Online FAMAS With various attachments "FAMAS Valorisé" 2013
Battlefield 4 FAMAS With various attachments "FAMAS Valorisé" with G1/G2 triggerguard and F1 barrel 2013
Battlefield Hardline FAMAS With various attachments "FAMAS Valorisé" with G1/G2 triggerguard and F1 barrel 2015
Call of Duty: Black Ops III "FFAR" With various attachments Stylised "FAMAS Valorisé" 2015
Act of Aggression With infrared telescopic sight "FAMAS Valorisé" 2015
The Division Bullfrog "FAMAS Valorisé" 2016
The Division 2 FAMAS 2010 "FAMAS Valorisé" 2019
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War "FFAR 1" With various attachments Stylised "FAMAS Valorisé"; anachronism 2021




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