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FAMAS
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Overview
Weapon Type Primary Weapon
Weapon Class Assault Rifle
Rank Prerequisites Rank 45
Damage 32 -> 20
Range 70 max -> 140 min
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Accuracy

   

Hip Accuracy

   

Sight Accuracy

   

Magazine Size 30, 31 with round in chamber
Ammo Reserve 120
Fire Modes Auto, Semi, & 3× Burst
Rate of Fire 900 RPM
Advanced
WEAPON BALLISTICS

TTK (Time to Kill) 0.13 s
Head & Body Multiplier
Hitbox Range
Max (70 studs) Min (140 studs)
(x1.4) Head 44.8 28
(x1) Torso 32 20
(x1) Arms and Legs 32 20
Red color signifies a fatal hit. And all damage value are rounded down.
Note: The damage value in-game is rounded down, example: 99.9 damage is counted as 99 damage and not 100 damage.
Suppressed Stats
Suppressor Suppressed Damage Suppressed Range
ARS Suppressor 32 -> 18 70 max -> 126 min
R2 Suppressor 30.4 -> 19 66.5 max -> 133 min
PBS-4 Suppressor 29.44 -> 19.6 66.5 max -> 140 min
PBS-1 Suppressor 32 -> 18.4 66.5 max -> 119 min
Suppressor 28.8 -> 20 63 max -> 140 min
Muzzle Velocity 2500 studs/s
Penetration Depth 1.0 studs
Suppression 0.5

ACCURACY 28

Hipfire Camera Recovery Speed 15
Sight Camera Recovery Speed 18
Weapon Recovery Speed 23
Weapon Recoil Damping 0.8

HIP ACCURACY 31

Min Camera Kick 0.80, -0.31, -0.21
Max Camera Kick 1.10, 0.30, 0.20
Min Recoil Displacement -0.50, 0.60, 4.19
Max Recoil Displacement 0.80, 1.10, 6.80
Min Recoil Rotation -0.21, 0.30, -0.50
Max Recoil Rotation 1.39, 0.64, 0.50
Hipfire Spread Factor 0.10
Hipfire Recovery Speed 8
Hipfire Spread Damping 0.75

SIGHT ACCURACY 18

Min Camera Kick 0.89, -0.41, -0.50
Max Camera Kick 2.09, 0.44, 0.50
Min Recoil Displacement -0.15, 0.44, 3.20
Weapon Shot Displacement 0.14, 0.60, 4.80
Min Recoil Rotation 0.30, -0.33, -0.50
Max Recoil Rotation 0.50, 0.34, 0.50
Sight Magnification 2.0x

WEAPON HANDLING

Reload Time 2.6 seconds
Empty Reload Time 3.6 seconds
Equip Speed 12
Aiming Speed 15
Crosshair Size 30
Crosshair Spread Rate 400
Crosshair Recover Rate 20

MISCELLANEOUS

Weapon Walk Speed 14 stud/s
Aiming Walk Speed 8.4 stud/s
Ammo Type 5.56x45mm NATO
Round in Chamber One
Shot Suppression Range None


 


The FAMAS is a French Assault Rifle. The FAMAS is unlocked at Rank 45 or can be purchased with credits (CR).

History

FAMAS stands for ("French: Fusil d'Assaut de la Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Étienne or "Assault Rifle from the Saint-Étienne Weapon Factory"). Issued since 1979 in France, this weapon features 3 fire modes: Full auto (900 RPM), 3-round-burst (1100 RPM), and semi auto.

The FAMAS is a French assault rifle which has 2 different variants in real life, the F1 and the G2. Prototype versions originally used the 7.62x51mm NATO round but it was redesigned to accept the 5.56x45mm NATO round after they found out that the 7.62x51mm NATO wasn't suitable for a bullpup-type mechanism. The FAMAS F1 was introduced in 1971. It was not very reliable and was prone to breakage and jamming.

The FAMAS G1 model was introduced in 1996 to partially replace the F1. The G2 model (the version in-game) was then introduced to be compliant to NATO standards and used many of the G1's improvements. However, the F1 is still very common in the French Army mostly because they have held off from a large-scale purchase of G2 specification rifles.[1] The French Navy is the primary user of the G2 model.

Due to closing of the MAS factory in 2002, FAMAS production has stopped since and the newest rifles are now over a decade old. In August 2016, the Minister of Defense ("Ministère de la Défense" in French) was reported to have chosen the HK416 to replace the FAMAS in general service.

In-Game

General Information

The FAMAS was introduced in the Phantom Forces Alpha. It sports average damage for an Assault Rifle, being a 4HK up to 70 studs. At 70 studs, the damage drop off starts, becoming a 5HK at roughly 111 studs and the drop off ends at 140 studs but still retains a 5HK. Headshots will usually lower the HTK amount by one, so a 4HK and 5HK become a 3HK and 4HK respectively. The FAMAS sports a rather high Rate of Fire for an Assault Rifle, which makes up for the average damage. Combining the damage and RoF, the FAMAS has one of the highest Damage Per Second values and one of the lower Time To Kill values in-game. In CQC, it is on equal footing with most PDWs in this regard. The FAMAS has low blowback recoil, medium/low horizontal recoil, med-low/low camera recoil and moderate/high vertical recoil.


Usage & Tactics

The FAMAS is very powerful and versatile, able to handle multiple situations comfortably, mostly from CQC to more mid-range oriented combat.

It is best used in CQC, the high Rate of Fire allows for quick elimination of targets, however the rate of ammunition consumption is quite high, meaning ammunition efficiency is nearly negligible. The reload time isn't too slow, being on the faster end for bullpup weapons, but it isn't the quickest either. The empty reload time is worse however and due to the frequent reloads such a weapon needs, finding cover to reload from a safe position is generally a good idea. Despite the high rate of ammunition consumption however, the FAMAS is easy to replenish. Being able to pick up ammo from most Assault Rifles and other 5.56mm NATO calibre weapons, ammo is less scarce and rather easier to find.

Although the default irons sights are well usable in real life, in-game they are very hard to aim with and track moving enemies in-game. It is generally recommended to replace it with an optic as soon as one is available. The recoil can become hard to handle in sustained automatic fire, so equipping recoil reducing attachments such as grips can aid in dealing with the recoil.

What mainly sets the FAMAS apart from other CQC oriented weapons, such as the PDWs, the L22 the AUG A2, is that it has better mid-long range capabilitiess. Sporting a 5HK, it is more versatile than the aforementioned weapons, which are strictly limited to CQC in terms of their statistics. One can effectively tap fire with the FAMAS at longer ranges to land accurate shots with only mild per-shot recoil. It still remians potent at close range, being a core strength of the weapon, sporting the highest automatic firerate of any Assault Rifle.

Compared to its closest rival, the M16A3, it sacrifices better accuracy and handling traits; recoil, reload speed, etc, for raw damage output, having better DPS and a slightly better TTK at most ranges, provided all shots connect to the target.

Conclusion

The FAMAS is a very powerful and versatile weapon which can be utilized at most ranges. It combines the typical RoF of a PDW and the typical damage and range of an assault rifle, making it potent in CQC but holds out to medium range as well. However, the higher recoil compared to PDWs and high rate of ammo consumption limits the weapons power and potency.

Available Attachments

List of Optic Attachments
Optics Kills Required Or Buy With
Coyote Sight 380 Kills 580 CR
EOTech 552 85 Kills 285 CR
Acog Scope 430 Kills 630 CR
Reflex Sight 285 Kills 485 CR
Comp Aimpoint 130 Kills 330 CR
Kobra Sight 330 Kills 530 CR
Vcog 6x Scope 455 Kills 655 CR
PKA-S 225 Kills 425 CR
M145 185 Kills 385 CR
MARS 70 Kills 90 CR
PK-A 165 Kills 365 CR
EOTech XPS2 55 Kills 255 CR
The Credits (CR) will decrease everytime you get a kill.
List of Underbarrel Attachments
Underbarrel Kills Required Or Buy With
Folding Grip 265 Kills 465 CR
Angled Grip 115 Kills 315 CR
Vertical Grip 45 Kills 245 CR
Laser 75 Kills 275 CR
Stubby Grip 355 Kills 555 CR
The Credits (CR) will decrease everytime you get a kill.
List of Barrel Attachments
Barrel Kills Required Or Buy With
ARS Suppressor 150 Kills 350 CR
R2 Suppressor 40 Kills 240 CR
PBS-1 Suppressor 205 Kills 405 CR
PBS-4 Suppressor 245 Kills 445 CR
Compensator 120 Kills 320 CR
Flash Hider 100 Kills 300 CR
Muzzle Brake 175 Kills 375 CR
Suppressor 30 Kills 230 CR
The Credits (CR) will decrease everytime you get a kill.
List of "Other" Attachments
Other Accessories Kills Required Or Buy it with
Canted Delta Sight 405 Kills 605 CR
Laser 20 Kills 220 Kills
Canted Iron Sight 310 Kills 510 CR
Green Laser 110 Kills 310 CR
Ballistics Tracker 1500 Kills 1700 CR
The Credits (CR) will decrease everytime you get a kill.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Very high ROF of 900 RPM.
  • Very high DPS at close range.
  • Fast normal reload for a bullpup, although not the best.
  • Can pick up ammunition from most assault rifles, and some carbines.

Cons:

  • High ammunition consumption, even if the user has good trigger control.
  • High recoil in sustained automatic fire.
  • Slower empty reload time.
  • Bad iron sights. It is recommended to replace them with an optic when possible, such as the Reflex, Kobra, or Coyote sights.

Trivia

  • A common nickname for the FAMAS in real life is "Clairon" (French for Bugle) due to its shape.
  • In Alpha stage and early Beta stage, the 3rd Person model of FAMAS was the AN-94. This was fixed on December 30, 2015.
    • It also used the same firing sound as the AN-94 until the v.2.0.0 update.
  • The rifle in-game is the FAMAS G2 due to the trigger guard style and the usage of a STANAG 30 round magazine.
    • However, it has the minimum fire rate of the FAMAS F1 (900-1000 RPM). The FAMAS G2 in real life can fire between (1000-1100 RPM). This is probably done for balancing purposes.
  • The FAMAS in real life is unreliable and prone to jamming, especially the F1 variant.
  • The MA5B Assault rifle in the 2001 Sci-fi shooter franchise Halo, is based on the FAMAS.
  • It is assumed, if not confirmed that the FAMAS will get higher recoil (according to the Community Testing Environment (CTE)).
  • It has an unusable built-in bipod similar to LMGs.

References

  1. [1] About the Gun
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