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Fabreik Nationaal
Industry Arms Industry
Headquarters Brugge, Bergenstein
Area served Worldwide
Employees 3,685
View of the factory site

Fabreik Nationaal (Wernacht (Batavian) for National Factory) — self identified as FN is a leading firearms manufacturer located in Brugge, Flangaren, Bergenstein, owned by the state government of Flangaren. It is currently one of the largest exporter of military small arms in Althena.


History

1913 FN motorcycle with four-cylinder in-line engine and shaft drive

FN originated in the city of Brugge, the state capital of Flangaren. It was established in 1889 to manufacture 150,000 Mauser Model 89s ordered by the Flangaren Government. FN was co-founded by the major arms makers of the Liegge region, with Henri Pieper of being the driving force and the primary shareholder of the new company. In 1897 the company entered into a long-lasting relationship with. FN was an important manufacturer of motor vehicles in Flangaren, a development championed by Alexandre Galopin as managing director. Cars were produced in Brugge in the early 1900s until 1935. Production of FN motorcycles continued until 1965, and production of trucks until 1970.

John Moses Browning began development of the Browning GP35 'High Power' (sometimes written as Hi-Power) pistol, the GP standing for Grande Puissance or "high power" in French. However, the weapon was finalized by Dieudonné Saive and did not appear until nearly a decade after Browning's death.

FN Herstal weapons

FN Five-seven pistol with 5.7×28mm cartridges
FN P90 submachine gun
FN FNC rifle equipped with bayonet
sailor fires an M240B,
Early M249 manufacture of FN Minimi
Marine aiming FN 303 fitted with holographic weapon sight
FN 5.7×28mm cartridges as used in P90 submachine gun and Five-seven pistol

Handguns

Submachine guns

  • P90: Ambidextrous bullpup personal defense weapon with a top-mounted 50-round magazine and chambered for FN's 5.7×28mm cartridge. In service with military and police forces in over 40 nations throughout the world.


Rifles

Semi-automatic and select-fire rifles

Bolt-action rifles

Machine guns

Shotguns

  • P-12: 12-gauge pump-action shotgun with 18-inch barrel and 5-round capacity.
  • SLP (Self-Loading Police): 12-gauge gas-operated semi-automatic shotgun offered in four different models with various barrel lengths, sight options, and capacities.


Miscellaneous

  • 5.56×45mm SS109: NATO standard 5.56×45mm cartridge.[1]
  • 5.7×28mm: Small-caliber, high-velocity cartridge designed for use with the FN P90 submachine gun and FN Five-seven pistol.
  • EGLM: 40mm Ergonomic Grenade Launcher Module designed for the FN SCAR.
  • FN 303: Less-lethal 17 mm multi-shot projectile launcher.
  • FN 303 P: Pistol version of the less-lethal FN 303 launcher.
  • FN Telgren telescoping shoot-through rifle-grenade.
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