FARA-83

Notes: Budgetary restrictions led to the cessation of official production in 1984 after a little over 1000 of them had been made. Very few of them have been produced since them, and it is a mystery who those ones were produced for. The weapon is constructed by simple means, only the stock and handguard being made of glass-reinforced plastic. The front sight has a tritium post for low-light operation. An optional bipod is made for this weapon, and the sights have tritium inlays for use in poor lighting conditions.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon was introduced shortly before the Twilight War. Only a little over 1000 were made before the war, and even fewer were produced during the war.

Merc 2000 Notes: Very few of these weapons were produced for the Argentine Army (a little over 1000), but many more were produced and bought by mercenary outfits around the globe.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

FARA-83

5.56mm NATO

3.95 kg

30

$597

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

FARA-83

5

3

1-Nil

5/6

2

6

47

FSL 5.56mm

Notes: When budgetary difficulties led to the near-cessation of production of the FARA-83, the Rosario factory, (at the time producing the Argentine copy of the FAL, the FSL 7.62mm), was asked to develop a smaller-caliber model of the FAL. They were told to make as little modifications as possible to the FAL design (in order to save money). They came up with the FSL 5.56mm. The only real differences are the barrel, bolt, magazine, and certain feed components. There are also differences in the gas system, but they are very subtle and not noticeable except upon close inspection. The FSL 5.56mm is made in a standard infantry pattern (the Tipo Infanteria) and a short-barreled model with a folding stock (the Tipo Paracudista).

Twilight 2000 Notes: This comprised about a quarter of the infantry weapons used by the Argentine military during the Twilight War.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

FSL 5.56mm TI

5.56mm NATO

4.35 kg

30

$616

FSL 5.56mm TP

5.56mm NATO

4.2 kg

30

$650

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

FSL 5.56mm TI

5

3

1-Nil

6

2

5

59

FSL 5.56mm TP

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

4

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