The FN FAL
|Place of origin||Belgium|
The FAL (French: Fusil Automatique Léger, English: Light Automatic Rifle) is a Belgian battle rifle designed by Dieudonné Saive. FN Herstal manufactures it. The FAL was designed from 1947 to 1953, and mass production began since 1953.
In the United Kingdom, the FAL was adopted in 1954 as the L1A1 Self Loading Rifle and is used by commonwealth countries.
In Austria, this weapon is known as "Sturmgewehr 58", often shortened to "StG 58".