POTD: FAMAS – Fusil d’Assaut de la Manufacture d’Armes de Saint-Étienne


    Our Photo Of The Day brings some French cuisine to the table. I understand why the manufacturer abbreviated “Fusil d’Assaut de la Manufacture d’Armes de Saint-Étienne” the way they did. FAMAS is a lot easier to pronounce and remember. Don’t you agree?

    Below: These boots are made for walking.

    These pictures come from the 35e régiment d’infanterie and show some specialized technical training in urban combat. It seems the regiment has some suitable training grounds for the purpose.
    Below is an excellent example of how compact the design of the FAMAS is. Regardless of what anyone thinks about its superiority, this historic rifle is now being replaced with the Heckler & Koch HK416F in various versions.


    Always check your back.

    To see more pictures of the French standard issue rifles check the following articles: L’opération Sentinelle à Dijon – FAMAS & HK416F and Combat Corps à Corps with Bayonets on HK416Fs. The French Foreign Legion With Heckler & Koch HK416F and Bayonets may also be of interest.