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Old 2016-09-01, 09:03   #41
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Default Re: Famas to be replaced on French army by 2017

It had to happen someday, the national industry lost savoir-faire in firearms since some time already.
I kinda hoped for FN SCAR option instead but HK416 will do the deal, and it kinda makes sense since HK417 were already chosen some years ago to fill the missing DMR position.

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Old 2017-08-06, 20:12   #42
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Default Re: Famas to be replaced on French army by 2017

1:23:00 on with the HK416 described as the new weapon from today to 2025.

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Old 2017-08-16, 07:04   #43
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Default Re: Famas to be replaced on French army by 2017

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Nooo, France, why u do this? If you're going to replace them, at least trade up to a better caliber. Get a G3 or something.
Look at how amazing this thing is.

It doesn't even need rails. I mean why would it? It's a G3, it's perfect just the way it is.
It'd be even more amazing if it were tad lighter and field maintenance was easier (taking it apart and cleaning)
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Old 2018-06-04, 11:39   #44

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Default france replacing famas with HK416F completely

mildly old info.

French steel-cased 5.56 had compatability problems with NATO brass-cased ones.
French domestic famas factory closed, last famas batch was in 2002.

H&K strikes again

FAMAS will remain in use until complete replacement of 416F can occur, then FAMAS will be passed down to LE, NG and reserves etc
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