The FAMAS – or “Fusil d’Assaut de la Manufacture d’Armes de Saint-Étienne” will remain in service for at least the next decade, but it is going to be phased out by the Heckler & Koch HK416F eventually. In our Photo Of The Day, we get another good look at it.
– Initial Military Training of the Reservist – For 3 weeks, Lieutenant Thomas’ section was able to train on various instructions in order to carry out the FMIR.
Painting your face is a very effective camouflage.
In confined spaces the compact size of the French FAMAS is great, but it’s probably not a disadvantage with a short, handy rifle in the jungle either.
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.
However my all-time favourite is the Monkey Business with the FAMAS.
All photos by the 35e régiment d’infanterie.