Here’s a video showing a French combat engagement in Mali, around February 26, in support of Operation Serval.
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cant wait to join the French Foreign Legion this summer
@ggal First dude at 0:47 definitely looks he was shooting a rifle grenade out of a FAMAS, though.
Okay, now I got it. It's not FAMAS with rifle grenade, but LGI. A standalone rechargable tube, launching 51mm HE grenades, 47mm flares, or practice grenade.
what's with FAMA's gun handle sticking out so much, problem with carrying the pup?
@vmi112 Well, it's really old school, but it does have about twice the explosive payload of a regular HE 203 grenade. With those fins, I'm thinking it might be more accurate too... but there are also obvious drawbacks. Bonus video (in French) but you get to see some of the battlefield http://www.france24.com/fr/20130307-mali-coeur-sanctuaire-djihadiste-ifoghas-reportage