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FN Universal Carbine - 7.92x33mm Kurz
FN Automatic Carbine - .280 British

The FN FAL (Fusil Automatique Léger) was designed by Dieudonné Saive and Ernest Vervier from 1947 to 1951. It is also called the FN LAR (Light Automatic Rifle), the English translation of its Belgian French name. The fact that there are so many variants, made by different countries and different names for the same models, causes a lot of confusion regarding what particular FAL is in what movie. For the most part, only the major variants of the gun will have been seen in movies with wide distribution, (the original Belgian version, U.S. versions, the Israeli versions and British/Commonwealth version). The early FAL prototypes were chambered in intermediate cartridges like 7.92x33mm and .280 British, in an attempt to create an assault rifle along the lines of the German Sturmgewehr 44, but after 7.62x51mm NATO was adopted as the standard NATO rifle cartridge, the FAL design was altered to accommodate the more powerful round.


(1953 - Present)

Type: Battle Rifle, Assault Rifle

Caliber: 7.92x33mm (prototype), .280 British (prototype), 7.62x51mm NATO, 5.56x45mm NATO (Argentine FALMP III and Brazilian IMBEL variants)

Capacity: 20, 30-round box magazine. (Argentine FALMP III Type 2 variant uses Steyr AUG magazines, Brazilian IMBEL variants use STANAG Magazines)

Fire Modes: Safe/Semi-Auto/Full-Auto; Safe/Semi-Auto on inch-pattern FALs.

The FN FAL and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


FN FAL, older variant with humped stock and ramp rear sight - 7.62x51mm
FN FAL with G1/StG 58 forend and long flash hider - 7.62x51mm NATO. Note the folded bipod.
FN FAL with G1/StG 58 forend, long flash hider, and wooden buttstock - 7.62x51mm NATO. Note the folded bipod.
FN FAL 50.00 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Argentine DGFM FMAP FAL - 7.62x51mm NATO
FN FAL 50.61 - 7.62x51mm NATO
FN FAL 50.63 - 7.62x51mm NATO
FN FAL "G Series" - 7.62x51mm NATO
StG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO

Variants of the standard FN FAL:

  • 50.00: Standard version. Licensed clones of the 50.00 are made by IMBEL of Brazil as the IMBEL LAR, and by DGFM of Argentina as the FALM IV (Fusil Automatico Liviano Modelo IV).
  • 50.61: Paratrooper version with folding stock and standard 533 mm (21.0 in) barrel.
  • 50.62: Paratrooper version with folding stock, short 458 mm (18.03 inch) barrel, and folding charging handle.
  • 50.63: Paratrooper version with folding stock, shorter 436 mm (17.16 in) barrel, and folding charging handle.
  • 50.64: Paratrooper version with folding stock, standard 533 mm (21.0 in) barrel, hiduminium alloy lower receiver, and folding charging handle similar to the L1A1.
  • G Series: A series of 1,836 semi-automatic FAL rifles imported into the United States by Browning Arms Company from FN between 1959 and 1963. They had a selector that could not be moved to the fully automatic position, and did not have the automatic sear. Changes with ATF standards meant that these import FAL rifles, previously considered to be not machine guns, are now machine guns and will be subject to the NFA. The rifles already imported into United States remain legal and are exempt from the NFA. G-series rifles are identical to early FN production guns and are not modified for importation.
  • StG 58: The Sturmgewehr 58 is the former standard infantry rifle of the Austrian Armed Forces. The StG 58 featured a unique hybrid flash hider/grenade launcher muzzle device, and also featured a bipod and a ribbed metal handguard.
  • G1: The G1 is a variant adopted for a relatively short period by West Germany. It features a bipod and ribbed metal handguard like the StG 58, but has its own muzzle device.
  • T48: A version of the FN FAL trialed by the United States in the mid-1950s, but was not adopted; the M14 was adopted over the T48.

Note that FN LAR is simply a foreign English market name for the FN FAL. There is no actual difference between the FN LAR and FN FAL.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Arabesque John Merivale Maj. Sylvester Pennington Sloane 1966
British Royal Guard
Grand Slam (Ad ogni costo) Brazilian military police Imbel M964 1967
When Eight Bells Toll Anthony Hopkins Philip Calvert With bayonet and L1A1 muzzle brake 1971
Hijacker With L1A1 muzzle brake
The Last Grenade Andrew Keir Gordon Mackenzie 1970
Julian Glover Andy Royal
John Thaw Terry Mitchell
The Man on the Roof Ingvar Hirdwall Gunman Mocked up as M1941 Johnson machine gun 1976
Lucio Flavio Ivan Almeida Liece de Paula Paratrooper model with stock removed, fitted with an extended magazine 1977
The Wild Geese Richard Burton Col. Allen Faulkner G1/StG 58 foreend 1978
The Gods Must Be Crazy Soldiers 1980
Operation Leopard (La légion saute sur Kolwezi) Belgian paratroopers and Katanga fighters 1980
Under Fire Ed Harris Oates 1983
Nicaraguan soldiers 50.50 & 50.63 models
FSLN rebels 50.50 & 50.63 models
Green Ice Colombian soldiers and maritime patrols 1981
Octopussy South American soldiers 1983
Brittish Embassy guards
Kamal Khan's guards
Scarface Hitman 1983
Red Dawn Cuban & Nicaraguan soldiers 1984
Romancing the Stone Henchman 1984
The Boys of War Argentinian and British soldiers 1984
Wheels of Fire Scourge's Men 1985
Latino Contras soldier 1985
Missing In Action 2: The Beginning 1985
Firewalker Brigands, San Miguel soldiers, guerillas 50.00 1986
Rage of Honor Various henchmen FAL PARA 1987
Tumbledown Argentine marine FAL PARA 1988
River of Death Michael Dudikoff John Hamilton Also fires a rifle grenade 1989
Donald Pleasence Heinrich Spaatz
The Handmaid's Tale Gilead's soldiers 50.63 Paratrooper 1990
The Last Boy Scout Taylor Negron Milo 50.63 Paratrooper 1991
Rapid Fire Powers Boothe Mace Ryan 1992
An Ungentlemanly Act Argentinian soldiers 1992
Street Fighter AN soldier 1994
Beyond Rangoon Burmese soldiers and policemen 1995
Congo Ernie Hudson Cpt. Munro Kelly 50.61 Paratrooper 1995
Heat Tom Sizemore Michael Cheritto 50.61 Paratrooper 1995
Romeo + Juliet Verona Beach SWAT officer 1996
Escape from L.A. United States Police Force guards With Cobray 37mm launchers 1996
The Postman Holnist soldier With M203 grenade launcher 1997
The Replacement Killers Danny Trejo Collins 50.61 Paratrooper with laser sight 1998
Michael Rooker Stan "Zeedo" Zedkov 50.61 Paratrooper
A Man Apart Mercenaries 50.63 Paratrooper 2003
Stander South African Police 2003
Tears of the Sun Nigerian soldiers Seen only in archival footage 2003
Hotel Rwanda Belgian paratroopers 50.63 Paratrooper 2004
The Snake King Stephen Baldwin Matt Ford 2005
Larry Day Dr. Rick Gordon
Gary Hudson Dr. John Simon
Caco Monteiro Will Bahia
Ross McCall Timothy
Jorge Tarquini Jonathan Rodgers
The Lost City Cuban soldiers 2005
Blessed by Fire Pablo Riva Pvt. Vargas 2005
Gastón Pauls Pvt. Leguizamón
Argentinian soldiers
The Aura Security guard 2005
Catch a Fire South African Police 2006
Babel Moroccan Police 2006
Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite) BOPE officers Imbel M964 model 2007
The Bodyguard 2 Mercenary With scope 2007
The Hunting Party Somali militia member "G"-Series 2007
The Kingdom Saudi police officers 2007
Pulse 2: Afterlife Jamie Bamber Stephen 18" barrel, folding stock 2008
Robin McGee Hutch
uncredited Road Guard
Che Part One: Argentine Vladimir Cruz Ramiro "G"-Series 2009
Che Part Two: Guerrilla Guerrilla "G"-Series 2009
District 9 Mercenaries 50.00 and 50.61 models, with & without scope 2009
The Book of Eli Ray Stevenson Redridge Paratrooper model 2010
Kill Zombie! Dutch reserve soldiers G1/StG 58 foreend, wooden buttstock 2012
Cockneys vs. Zombies G Series model. 2012
Colonia Chilean soldiers 2015
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Libyan militia member 2016
The Siege of Jadotville Jamie Dornan Commander Patrick Quinlan 2016
Jason O'Mara Sgt. Prendergast
Daylight's End Survivors G1/StG 58 foreend 2016
All the Money in the World Italian Carabinieri 2017
Soldiers only know by God Argentinian soldiers 2017
Black Panther Lupita Nyong'o Nakia "G" Series 2018
The Suicide Squad Corto Maltese soldiers 2021
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One bounty hunters 2023


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The Professionals John Castle Tommy 1977-1983
On Wings of Eagles Esai Morales Rashid 1986
Parviz Sayyad Magistrate Dadgar
Prison guards
Border Guards
The X-Files - Season 5 U.N. soldiers "Patient X" (S5E13) 1998
The Pretenders (Los Simuladores) Maximo Cozetti's militia member DGFM FMAP, with scope; "Fuera de Calculo" (S1E07) 2002-2004
Fake soldier DGFM FMAP; "Z-9000" (S2E02)
Zero Hour (2004) Lulama Masimini Foday Kallay "SAS Mission Impossible" (S3E01) 2004-2006
West Side Boys members
Ultimate Force Colombian soldiers 2006
Colombian soldier G1/StG 58 foreend, with telescopic sight and no flash hider
The Unit Dennis Haysbert CSM Jonas Blane G1/StG 58 foreend 2006 - 2009
Strike Back Richard Armitage John Porter 2010-Present
The Walking Dead: World Beyond - Season 2 50.63; "The Last Light" (S2E10) 2021
The Last of Us - Season 1 seen in armory; "Long Long Time" (S1E03) 2023
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - Season 1 Power of the Living movement Guerriers "Deux Amours" (S1E05), "Coming Home" (S1E06) 2023
Fallout - Season 1 NCR fighter G-series; "The Beginning" (S1E08) 2024

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Fallout 2 "FN FAL", "FN FAL HPFA" FN FAL "G Series" 1998
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear "7.62mm FAL AR" 1999
Operation Flashpoint 2001
Ghost Recon: Desert Siege "7.62mm Carbine" 50.63 model 2001-2003
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield 2003
Project Reality "FN FAL" G Series 2005
Operation 7 50.00, 50.61, L1A1 and several DSA models 2006
Splinter Cell: Double Agent 50.00 model 2006
Cross Fire FAL wooden stock 2007
FAL Custom FN FAL 50.61 with sight and M203 grenade launcher
7.62 High Calibre 50.00 and 50.63 models 2008
Code of Honor 2: Conspiracy Island Chambered in .280 British 2008
Far Cry 2 "FAL Paratrooper" Not a Paratrooper model, with a 20-round magazine that holds 30 rounds 2008
SAS Secure Tomorrow "FN FAL" Chambered in .280 British 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots "FAL Carbine" 2008
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 With top rail and 30-round magazine, has hand-guard and iron-sights from a G1/StG 58, and the charging-handle from a DSArms SA58 2009
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves "FAL" 50.00 model, 3-round burst 2009
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker FAL Paratrooper 2010
Uncharted: Golden Abyss "FAL" 50.00 model, 3-round burst 2011
Project Reality: Falklands 50.00 model 2012
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception "FAL SS" 50.00 model, semi-auto only 2012
Max Payne 3 50.00 model 2012
Hitman: Absolution 2012
State of Decay "FAL" with G1/StG 58 foreend added in Breakdown DLC 2013
Tomb Raider "STG 58 ELITE" FAL 50.63 w/ RIS handguard DLC weapon 2013
Payday 2 "Falcon" w/ IMI Romat, Para, wooden and SA58 OSW parts SA58; Big Bank DLC (2014) 2013
Grand Theft Auto Online "Battle Rifle" uses curved magazine and H&K G3 rear sights Added in "The Chop Shop" update in 2023 2013
Insurgency "FAL" 50.00 model w/ various attachments 2014
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly FN FAL bayonet, optic scope and Aimpoint sight G Series 2014
Squad FN FAL StG 58 variant 2015
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades "FAL" G-Series 2016
"FAL Para" 50.61
"FAL Tactical" Railed handguard and receiver cover 50.00
"Sustenance AR3" Completely new/fabricated forend, barrel, and general operating mechanism; open-bolt, belt-fed, uses caseless ammo; integrated underbarrel lemon launcher G-Series
Insurgency Sandstorm "FAL" G1/StG 58 style with wood pistol grip 2018
Call to Arms FN FAL 50.63 2018
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) "FAL" Can be fitted with paratrooper-style stock 2019
Into the Radius VR "FN FAL" w/ various attachments 50.00, wooden furniture
Far Cry 6 G1/StG 58 model 2021
Marauders (video game) "L1A1 Battle Rifle" Can be fitted with 30-round L1A1 mag, muzzle device "G" Series. Incorrectly chambered in ".300 Magnum", misidentified as L1A1 2022


Title Character Note Date
Hyper Police Naoko Kondo G1/StG 58 foreend 1997
Spriggan (1998) ARCAM Private Army Soldiers 1998
Flag 2006
Najica Blitz Tactics 2006
Golgo 13 Mercenary 2008 - 2009


FN FALO (FN FAL 50.41) - 7.62x51mm NATO
L2A1 with 30-round magazine - 7.62x51mm NATO
C2A1 with 30-round magazine - 7.62x51mm NATO

The FN FALO (standing for Fusil Automatique Lourd) was a heavy-barreled version of the FN FAL used in a squad automatic weapon role. The Model 50.41 has a synthetic stock, while 50.42 has a wooden stock. Variants of the FALO were used by Canada as the C2A1 and by Australia as the L2A1.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Power Play Soldiers Canadian C2A1 variant 1978
The Survivors Robin Williams Donald Quinelle 1983
An Ungentlemanly Act Argentinian Naval Commandos FN FALO with PVS-2 night vision sight 1992
Malay Regiment Communist guerillas L2A1 2017

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
7.62 High Calibre 2008
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action "NF-FAL" partial desert-camo finish L2A1 with 30-round magazine 2012
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam L2A1; added in the 1.05 "Bushranger" update 2017

IMI Romat

IMI Romat - 7.62x51mm NATO
IMI Romat with heavy barrel and bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO

The IMI Romat (short for Rov've Mitta'enn, or "Self-Loading Rifle") is the Israeli version of the FN FAL.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Operation Thunderbolt African soldiers With heavy barrel and bipod 1977
The Beast of War Afghan Mujahideen 1988
Red Scorpion Dolph Lundgren Nikolai Rachenko With grenade launcher 1989
Al White Kallunda Kintash
For Sacha (Pour Sacha) Israeli troops With heavy barrel and bipod 1991
Year of the Gun Italian police With grenade launcher 1991
Never Say Die FBI commando With shortened barrel and 30-round magazine 1994
Christmas Rush Richard Yearwood Kid Blast With shortened barrel and converted to full auto 2002
Munich Eric Bana Avner Kaufman With scope 2005
Daniel Craig Steve
All the Money in the World Italian Carabinieri 2017
Mosul Mohamed Attougui Akram With heavy barrel and bipod 2019


Title Actor Character Note Date
Ultimate Force Ross Kemp SSgt. Henry "Henno" Garvie Fitted with long flash-hider 2002 - 2006
Matthew Earley Guggenheim
Simon Kassianides Juan
Tyrant Ali Episode 2 2014

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End "FAL" 2015


L1A1 SLR, original model - 7.62x51mm NATO. Early version of the L1A1 had wood stocks, handguard and pistol grips, along with a cylindrical wood carry handle.
L1A1 SLR - 7.62x51mm NATO. This is the later, typical version of the L1A1 which used black fiberglass furniture.
L1A1 SLR fitted with L2A2 SUIT 4x scope - 7.62x51mm NATO
L1A1 SLR with IWS night vision sight - 7.62x51mm NATO
L1A1 SLR with wood furniture - 7.62x51mm NATO. Although this model features wood furniture, it has the contoured black fiberglass carry handle which identifies this as a later model L1A1 which has been fitted with after-market furniture.
Australian L1A1 - 7.62x51mm NATO. The Australian version of the L1A1 features unique laminated wood handguards which have a round profile and 3 small circular vent holes.
Canadian C1A1 - 7.62x51mm NATO. The Canadian C1A1 is quite different from other Commonwealth L1A1s, having different sights and a wood handguard without any vent holes. It is also unique among all FAL variants in that the front of the top cover is open and it has an integrated guide allowing the magazine to be refilled from stripper clips whilst it is attached to the gun.

The L1A1, also commonly referred to as the SLR (Self Loading Rifle) is the British version of the FN FAL which also saw extensive service with other Commonwealth countries. They are commonly referred to as "inch pattern" rifles (as opposed to the FN FAL which is "metric pattern") due to the rifle being designed and tooled to imperial measurements, but they also feature a number of design changes and improvements (it is these changes in the pattern which make inch and metric parts generally non interchangeable, rather than the minuscule differences in the measurements). These differences include a larger magazine release, a different selector switch, relocated take-down lever, a folding charging handle, "sand cuts" on the bolt, skeletonized front sight wings and a larger flash hider, along with different furniture depending on the time period and country.

In Commonwealth service the SLR was often seen fitted with its distinctive SUIT (Sight Unit Infantry Trilux) tritium-illuminated 4x telescopic sight. SUITs owned by private collectors usually do not illuminate, since the tritium sources degrade after 8-12 years, and are often missing the cover for the tritium source as well.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Dr. No Guard 1962
Dr. Mabuse vs. Scotland Yard Pohland's henchmen, British police 1963
The Mad Executioners British soldiers 1963
Traitor's Gate Queen's Guard in the Tower With L1A3 bayonets 1964
Help! British soldiers 1965
The War Game British soldiers 1965
Dark of the Sun Congolese soldiers 1968
The Brain Queen's Guard soldier 1969
No Blade Of Grass Nigel Davenport John Custance 1970
The Terrorists British soldiers 1974
Hennessy British soldiers in Belfast 1975
Deathcheaters Australian model 1976
The Wild Geese Mercenaries 1978
Power Play Soldiers C1A1 variant 1978
The Odd Angry Shot SASR troopers Australian model 1979
The Outsider British troops 1980
Frank Grimes Tony Coyle
The Long Good Friday RUC officers 1980
The Dogs of War Zangaran soldiers Australian model 1981
An American Werewolf in London British Police Tactical Response Unit 1981
On the Pomegranate Islands (Na Granatovykh ostrovakh) US soldiers Probably mix of L1A1 and C1A1 1981
Dark Sun (Temné slunce) Police units 1982
The Final Option Lewis Collins Captain Peter Skellen 1982
Bob Sherman‎ Captain Hagen
Albert Fortell‎ Captain Freund
SAS troopers
Escape 2000 Gus Mercurio Red With scope, extended magazine and sawn-off barrel 1982
Bill Young Griff
Thirteen at Dinner Actor portraying guards shortened, full auto 1985
My Lucky Stars British soldiers 1985
Maximum Overdrive Frankie Faison Handy 1986
The Dragon Hunt (Okhota na drakona) Soldiers 1986
Cold Steel Adam Ant Mick 1987
Sy Richardson Rashid
The Fourth Protocol SAS Trooper With IWS night vision sight 1987
Tumbledown Scots Guards 1988
Resurrected Scots Guards 1989
Marked for Death Jamaican Soldiers 1990
An Ungentlemanly Act British Royal Marines 1992
In the Name of the Father British soldiers 1993
Blown Away British soldiers 1994
Clear and Present Danger Colombian mercenaries 1994
Outbreak Mercenaries 1994
Rules of Engagement Yemeni sniper With scope 2000
Spy Game Lebanese fighters With scope 2001
Hulk guerrillas 2002
Bloody Sunday British soldiers With wooden handguards 2002
Reign of Fire Gerard Butler, David Kennedy, Alexander Siddig Creedy, Eddie Stax, Ajay 2002
Warriors (Guerreros) Albanian soldier Australian model 2002
Without a Paddle Abraham Benrubi Dennis 2003
Tears of the Sun Cameroonian border guard 2003
Lord of War Liberian soldiers 2005
Sahara Steve Zahn Al Giordano With scope 2005
The Battle of Long Tan Australian soldiers 2006
Hot Fuzz Simon Pegg Sgt. Nicholas Angel With wooden handguards 2007
The Bank Job Trinidad soldiers and police Australian model 2008
Max Payne Thug With black handguards 2008
Inception Tohoru Masamune Japanese guard C1A1 with wooden handguard 2010
Killer Elite SAS troopers 2011
'71 Jack O'Connell Gary Hook 2014
Jack Lowden Thommo
Sam Reid Lt. Armitage
James McArdle Sergeant
Babou Ceesay Corporal
British soldiers
Soldiers Only Known By God British soldiers 2017
Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan Australian soldiers SLR with wooden furniture 2019


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Doctor Who Derek Ware Pvt. Wyatt "Inferno" 1963 - 1989
David Simeon Pvt. Latimer
George Lee Cpl. Forbes "Spearhead from Space"
Don McKillop Bert Walker "The Dæmons"
John Levene RSM John Benton "Terror of the Zygons"
Hubert Rees John Stevenson "The Seeds of Doom"
John Challis Scorby
Ray Barron Sgt. Henderson
UNIT soldiers
Dempsey and Makepeace Police sniper with Scope / "Silver Dollar" (S02E01) 1985
British soldiers "Extreme Prejudice" (S03E05) 1986
Big Game (Bolshaya igra) Soldiers E06 1988
Police Rescue NSW Police tactical Officers 1991
Bergerac Seen in illegal weapon store; "The Waiting Game" (S09E07) 1991
Water Rats NSW Police tactical Officers 1996 - 2001
Ultimate Force Columbian Soldiers & Rebels 2006
Ashes to Ashes Kevin Hales 2009
Falling Skies A resistance fighter 2011
The Crown British Army episode: "Dear Mrs. Kennedy" (S02E08) 2017
Spy City British soldiers 2020

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Global Operations "FAL" 2002
Vietcong 2 2005
Chameleon 2005
Operation 7 2006
Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat 2007
7.62 High Calibre w/ various attachments 2008
Project Reality: Falklands w/ L2A2 SUIT 4x scope 2012
Insurgency w/ various attachments 2014
Rainbow Six Siege CAMRS added in Operation Black Ice 2015
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam optional bayonet 2017
Military Conflict: Vietnam L1A1 / L2A1 2022


Film/Series Title Character Notation Date
Najica Blitz Tactics Ai Irie 2001
Upotte!! Fal L1A1 (British) 2012
C1A1, with a reference to the FN Universal Carbine

Ishapore 1A1 SLR

Ishapore 1A1 SLR - 7.62x51mm

The Ishapore 1A1 SLR is the domestically produced Indian variant of the FAL rifle. It is not however a licensed copy, but is instead reverse engineered from the commonwealth inch pattern rifles. However, the Indian designers of the weapon made alterations to the design resulting in a mix between a metric and inch pattern rifle without the parts compatibility of other FAL variants and copies.


Title Actor Character Note Date
LOC Kargil Indian Army Soldiers 2003


IMBEL M964 A1 MD-1 ParaFAL - 7.62x51mm NATO
Upgraded IMBEL M964 A1 MD-1 ParaFAL - 7.62x51mm NATO

The IMBEL M964 A1 MD-1 ParaFAL is a updated version of the IMBEL M964 (a copy of the FN FAL 50.00) with a Paratrooper stock and short barrel. It was later upgraded with light-weight aluminum parts instead of the traditional sheet steel which includes the receiver parts, the quad-rail foregrip, and a reinforced railed top-cover. It is available as either a parts kit or as a completely new weapon. The ParaFAL is currently used by many Brazilian police and military units.


Title Actor Character Note Date
End of Days Derrick O'Connor Thomas Aquinas With scope 1999
In Her Line of Fire Mariel Hemingway SGM. Lynn Delaney 2006
David Keith Vice President Walker
Jill Bennett Sharon Serrano
The rebels
Elite Squad 2 Andre Ramiro Cpt. Andre Matias 2010
BOPE officers


Imbel MD-2 - 5.56x45mm
Imbel MD-3 - 5.56x45mm

The IMBEL MD-2 is a variant of the M964 that is chambered in 5.56x45mm.

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Boiling Point: Road to Hell "Combat Rifle" 2005


IMBEL MD-97 - 5.56x45mm
IMBEL MD-97 LC - 5.56x45mm

The IMBEL MD-97 is an updated version of the IMBEL MD-2 that is used in limited numbers by the Brazilian military and police forces.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Elite Squad 2 BOPE officers 2010

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2010
Max Payne 3 MD-97L MD-97LC 2012


IMBEL IA2 Prototype - 5.56x45mm. This early version features a long barrel that was replaced by short barrels in later versions. Also note the prototype stock.
IMBEL IA2 7.62mm Prototype - 7.62x51mm. Note the prototype stock.
IMBEL IA2 (early version) - 5.56x45mm
IMBEL IA2 - 5.56x45mm. This is the finalized model, featuring a polymer grip located in front of the magazine well. An optional collapsible stock is also available.
IMBEL IA2 - 7.62x51mm

The IMBEL IA2 weapon system is an updated version of both the 5.56 MD-97 and 7.62 NATO M964 A1 MD-1 ParaFAL with new polymer furniture. Development primarily focused on the 5.56 version, though a 7.62 version was also developed in parallel. The 5.56mm IA2 has been adopted by the Brazilian Armed Forces as their new standard rifle.

The two current variants of the 5.56mm IA2 are the carbine version (Ca 5,56 IMBEL IA2) and the assault rifle version (Fz Ass 5,56 IMBEL IA2); both have the same barrel length, and differ only in that the carbine version is semi-auto only while the assault rifle version has full-auto fire. The two current variants of the 7.62mm IA2 are a long-barrel select-fire rifle (Fz Ass 7,62 IMBEL IA2) and a short-barrel, semi-auto carbine (Ca 7,62 IMBEL IA2).

A whole host of fictional photoshopped IMBEL IA2 prototype variants have circulated online, and some of them have even been modeled into video games under the mistaken assumption that they were legitimate variants. These green-tinted photographs are in fact made by the Small Arms Illustrated project, and do not exist in reality.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Elite Squad 2 Wagner Moura Colonel Nascimento 5.56mm carbine version 2010

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Alliance of Valiant Arms 5.56mm; added post-release 2007
Max Payne 3 7.62mm, sniper rifle configuration 2012
Call of Duty: Ghosts IA-2 7.62mm, sniper rifle configuration. Semi-automatic only (with an incorrect 3-round burst attachment), classified as a "Marksman Rifle" 2013
Warface "IMBEL IA2"
"IMBEL IA2 Assault"
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades IA2 5.56mm 2016
Caliber 2019
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 5.56mm IMBEL IA2, IMBEL IA2 CQC 2019


DSA SA58 Improved - 7.62x51mm NATO

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notes Date
Fortnite "Enforcer AR" Various optics, foregrips, alternate magazines, and muzzle devices Added in Update v28.00 (December 3, 2023) 2017

DSA SA58 Special Purpose Rifle

DSA SA58 Special Purpose Rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notes Date
Warface "DSA SA58 SPR" 2013

DSA SA58 Para Tactical Carbine

DSA SA58 Para Tactical Carbine with EOTech 552 sight - 7.62x51mm NATO

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Alliance of Valiant Arms "SA58 Para" Optional ACOG scope Railed handguard, added in 2010 2007

DSA SA58 Para Elite Compact

DSA SA58 Para Elite Compact with magazine removed - 7.62x51mm NATO

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Call of Duty: Black Ops II "FAL OSW" with Ace M-4 SOCOM folding stock 2012
Call of Duty Online "FA7.62-L" 2013


DSA SA58 OSW Carbine - 7.62x51mm NATO
DSA SA58 OSW Carbine with M68 Aimpoint red dot scope - 7.62x51mm NATO


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Hunted Black ops commando With M68 Aimpoint red dot scope 2003
Hollywood Homicide Drive-by shooter 2003
Bad Boys II Kiko Ellsworth "Blondie Dreads" 2003
US Marine
Hancock Criminal 2008
Rambo Reynaldo A. Gallegos Diaz With M68 Aimpoint red dot scope 2008
Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia Yancey Arias Alvaro Cardona With M68 Aimpoint red dot scope 2009
Rogue unit member
Terminator Salvation Terry Crews Captain Jericho With Surefire Universal weaponlight 2009
Resistance fighter
The Town Ben Affleck Doug MacRay With two magazines taped "jungle-style" 2010
Sinners and Saints Bas Rutten Dekker with Eotech holosight and Sure Fire M900A Vertical Foregrip WeaponLight 2010
A Good Day to Die Hard Jai Courtney Jack McClane EOTech sight, tactical light and 20-round magazines 2013
Chappie Brandon Auret Hippo 2015
Captain America: Civil War Crossbones' operatives 2016
Kate Mary Elizabeth Winstead Kate Aimpoint red dot sight, green laser, and suppressor 2021


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Hawaii Five-0 Sarah Carter Lynn Downey "Na Kama Hele" (S6E07) 2015

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Rainbow Six: Lockdown 2005
Operation 7 2006
7.62 High Calibre w/ various attachments 2008
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier SA58 OSW w/ various attachments 2012
Splinter Cell: Blacklist SA58 OSW w/ various attachments 2013
Warface FN FAL DSA-58 2013
Battlefield Hardline SA-58 OSW various attachment options Criminal Enforcer weapon 2015
Rainbow Six: Siege PARA-308 added in Operation Skull Rain 2015
Escape from Tarkov DS Arms SA-58 7.62x51 assault rifle 11,16 and 21" barrels, muzzle devices, pistol grips, railed dust cover, handguards, stocks, 10, 20 30 or 50-round mags, sights, flashlights and lasers added in v0.9.0.1580 patch (2018) 2016
Ironsight SA58 OSW 2018
Far Cry 6 "SSGP-58" with 30-round magazines; hold 40 in-game 2021

DSA SA58 Pistol

DSArms SA58 Pistol - 7.62x51mm NATO


Title Character Note Date
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion Homura Akemi 2013

Diseños Casanave SC-2010

SC-2010HPMWS - 7.62x51mm NATO

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Call of Duty: Ghosts SC-2010 based on early photoshopped image 2013

Vektor R1

Vektor R1 - 7.62x51mm NATO


Title Actor Character Note Date
Red Scorpion Dolph Lundgren Nikolai Rachenko Mocked-Up 1989
Carmen Argenziano Colonel Zayas
District 9 Various Mixture of scoped and unscoped rifles 2009
Chappie Various 2009


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Strike Back - Season 4 2013
Madiba South African Police and Army personnel 2017

See Also

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