The ParaFAL 7.62mm M964 A1 MD1 is a 7.62×51mm NATO battle rifle which is a lighter-weight modification of the 30-year-old Brazilian-licensed and built FN FAL, MD2 and MD3. Existing FALs can be converted to the more modern ParaFAL specification by the Brazilian company IMBEL with a low-cost kit of parts. Amongst the changes is a shorter barrel, and replacement of aluminium by high-impact polymer parts.
The ParaFAL with a folded stock
|Place of origin||Brazil|
|Muzzle velocity||950 m/s|
|Effective firing range||600 meters|
|Maximum firing range||3800 meters|
|Feed system||20-, 30-round box or 50 round FAL drum magazine|
The ParaFAL is increasingly used by the military police and some units of the Brazilian Army.