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This rifle has been more widely used by armed forces than any other rifle in history. It's a reliable assault weapon for any terrain or tactical situation.

The FN FAL is a small gun in Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics.


Fallout 2

damage: 9 - 18
damage type: Normal
attack modes:
Single (AP: 5, R: 35)
Burst (AP: 6, R: 30)
burst rounds: 10
ammo Type 7.62mm
ammo capacity: 20
min. Strength: 5
hands req.: 2
weight: 9 pounds
value: $1500
prototype id: 351


  • The Survival Gear Locker store in Gecko stocks this weapon, as well as ammo. The Merchant in Downtown New California Republic also stocks large amounts of ammo, as well as the superior FN FAL HPFA.


  • Though not so ubiquitous as the Russian-designed AK47 and derivatives, the FAL was an extremely popular fire-arm and saw widespread deployment. The FAL was considered antiquated long before Great War, but the NCR Government ordered the continuation of production for the needs of NCR Army.
  • Certain NPCs can add a thermal imager, resulting in a marginally superior weapon. The thermal image eliminates the accuracy penalties incurred due to darkness.

Fallout Tactics

7.62 FN fal
damage: Single: 24-36
Burst: 21-32
damage type: Normal
attack modes:
Single (AP: 4, R: 35)
Burst (AP: 5, R: 28)
burst rounds: 5
ammo Type 7.62mm
ammo capacity: 20
min. Strength: 5
hands req.: 2
weight: 9 lbs.
value: n/a
The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.


Can be found in two Special Encounters: Merchant and Pipboy 2000, Also in Kansas City where it is carried by many ghouls.


  • Probably the best Small Gun for long range combat, far exceeding the damage of the AK47, though the M16A1 has better range. (For close combat the best are the shotguns, and especially Pancor Jackhammer). Has Burst mode.
  • Uses 7.62 ammo, of which can be found tons in the game.

Behind the scenes

  • The FN FAL is a battle rifle designed by Belgian company Fabrique Nationale after World War 2.
  • The rifle is based on a gas-operated mechanism. Selective fire modes were available when it was initially designed around intermediate power cartridges such as the German 7.92x33mm Kurz and the British .280 (7x43mm). Once NATO standardized on the more powerful 7.62x51mm round the FAL was successfully adapted to chamber it, but the selective fire capability was usually removed as the recoil proved uncontrollable when set to fully automatic.
Weapons of Fallout 2
Weapons of Fallout Tactics

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