FA-MAS

AcronymDefinition
FA-MASFusil Automatique-Manufacture d'Armes de St Etienne
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Etienne machine gun; the 1870s-style tubular magazine Modele 1886 Lebel rifle that was kept in service until the 1940s; the ungainly MAS Modele 38 submachine gun; and the 5.56mm FA-MAS assault rifle (known to present day French soldiers as "Le Clarion"--the Bugle--because of its odd shape).
Lawson was also taught how to use the legion's weapons which included the 5.56mm assault rifle FA-MAS, the AA-52 7.5mm machine gun, the 89mm rocket launcher LRAC, and the 112mm anti-tank weapon.
As one may safely assume, the older suspects are there in force (eg the Walther PP, the Uzi pistol, the Makarov, the FA-MAS), well photographed or excellently sketched in b & w line drawings by the exceptionally skilled Ray Hutchins.