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FalloutAssault rifle
Fallout 2Assault rifle
Assault rifle (exp. mag.)
H&K G11
H&K G11E
Fallout 3Assault rifle
Chinese assault rifle
Xuanlong assault rifle
Jericho's Chinese assault rifle
Wanda Cut content
Infiltrator The Pitt (add-on)
Perforator The Pitt (add-on)
Fallout: New VegasAssault carbine
Assault carbine (GRA) Gun Runners' Arsenal
Fallout 4Assault rifle
Handmade rifle Nuka-World (add-on)
Splattercannon Nuka-World (add-on)
The Problem Solver Nuka-World (add-on)
Fallout 76Assault rifle
Handmade rifle
Whistle in the Dark Nuclear Winter
Fallout TacticsAK47
Ruger AC556F
Fallout: BoSAssault rifle
Fallout ShelterAssault rifle (rusty, enhanced, hardened, armor piercing)
TV series articles
Fallout TV seriesHeavy assault rifle
Makeshift assault rifle

An assault rifle is a selective fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. Assault rifles are the standard infantry weapons in most modern armies. Assault rifles are categorized in between light machine guns, which are intended more for sustained automatic fire in a light support role, and sub-machine guns, which fire a pistol cartridge rather than a rifle cartridge.


Assault rifle (Fallout 1/2)[]

Fo1 assault rifle
Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2

The AK-112 assault rifle[1] is a military assault rifle. The AK-112 was in service during the early 21st century but was replaced by more modern models. Chambered for the 5mm round, it utilizes a 24-round magazine. The AK-112 was eventually considered aged and was no longer in use prior to the Great War.[1]

Assault rifle (expanded magazine)[]

Fo2 assault rifle Expanded Mags
Gameplay article: Fallout 2

The AK-112 assault rifle with an extended, military sized, 100-round magazine modified by a qualified repairer with proper tools.

H&K G11[]

Fo2 H&K G11
Gameplay article: Fallout 2

Considered one of the "best assault weapons ever made,"[2] the H&K G11 is an assault rifle developed during the late 1960s by Heckler & Koch.[3] It has revolutionized assault weapon design and fires 4.7mm caseless cartridge, a round consisting of a block of propellant with a bullet buried inside.[4] The loading and feed mechanism is physically very complicated but exceptionally fast and reliable. Rounds are fed into the weapon from a magazine that lies above and parallel with the barrel.[3]

The rounds are oriented vertically (at 90 degrees to the bore) and are fed downwards into the rotary chamber so that they can be rotated 90 degrees for firing. Because the H&K G11 uses caseless ammunition, there are no extraction and ejection steps.[3] The resultant weight and space savings allow the H&K G11 to have a very high magazine of 50 rounds.[4]

H&K G11E[]

Fo2 H&K G11E
Gameplay article: Fallout 2

A variant of the standard G11 designed for special operations and squad level support. The G11E retains the base weapon's compact dimensions and exceptional fire rate, but adds a regulated low-light scope, suppressor, and offers an increased fire rate and better damage characteristics.[5]


Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

The XL70E3 was an experimental assault rifle developed in the late 21st century just before the Great War. Manufactured, primarily, from high-strength polymers, the XL70E3 is almost indestructible. It is light, fast firing, accurate, and can be broken down without the use of tools.[6] It is equipped with a scope, fires 5mm ammunition and utilizes a 20-round magazine.[7]

Assault rifle (Fallout 3)[]

Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout Shelter

Manufactured by civilian defense contractor Stent Security Solutions, the R Series of combat assault rifles was used reliably following the discontinuation of the M series in the early 21st century.[8] Chambered for 5.56mm ammunition, the R91 full-auto urban assault rifle is common throughout the Capital Wasteland.[8]

The weapon was used by troops on the Anchorage front[9] and served as the National Guard's standard issue rifle during urban pacification operations, who were fully deployed in Washington D.C. at the time of the Great War.[8] As a result, despite the war having taken place two centuries ago, the R91 can be found commonly throughout the ruins of D.C., currently utilized by slavers and raiders as well as sold by legitimate traders and arms dealers.[8] Like any firearm, the R91's effectiveness and accuracy will suffer without regular maintenance.[8]

Chinese assault rifle[]

Chinese assault rifle
Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Fallout 76

The Type 93 Chinese assault rifle[10][11] was designed and manufactured by a Chinese industrial conglomerate for the People's Liberation Army during the Resource Wars, for the purpose of equipping the Chinese infiltrators and American fifth-columnists. To this end, it was chambered for the abundant 5.56mm round and utilizes a 24-round magazine. Thousands of these weapons were smuggled into the US for use by Chinese operatives and sympathizers on the East Coast, and many remain functional even two hundred years after the Great War. These rifles are also proven to be ready for manufacturing in post-War conditions.


Infiltrator (weapon)
Gameplay articles: The Pitt, Fallout Shelter

The Infiltrator is a silenced and scoped assault rifle. Its appearance consists of a black paint finish, a scope, and is basically a shortened and stock-less variant of the R91 assault rifle that was standard-issue for the National Guard at the time of the Great War. Similar to the R91, the Infiltrator fires 5.56mm rounds and utilizes a 24-round magazine, however its magazine is noticeably larger than a standard R91.

Despite its scope, the Infiltrator still suffers from the typical inaccuracy of assault rifles at long-range combat, limiting its suitability only for short and middle-range combat. It is one of the favorite weapons of the Pitt raiders in The Pitt and in 2281, Mick is known for having one in the collection of his secret arsenal in Freeside.

Assault carbine[]

FNV assault carbine

The assault carbine is an automatic weapon that uses 24 round magazines. Chambered for 5mm ammunition, it was created specifically for use by American airborne units.[Non-game 1] The assault carbine has a very high rate of fire, and can empty its entire magazines in seconds. However, its compact design makes it easy to control, resulting in high accuracy and low spread.

Assault rifle (Fallout 4/76)[]

Gameplay articles: Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Fallout Shelter
TV series article: Heavy assault rifle (TV series)

This heavy assault rifle[12], originally built for use by troops in power armor[13], is a long, cylindrical-barrel design which appears to share more characteristics with light machine guns than any other firearm.[14][Non-game 2] It features a side-fed magazine which houses 30 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition (can be upgraded to hold up to 80) and has select fire capability in either semi-automatic or fully automatic. It offers immense recoil control and remains very easy to keep under control, even when fully automatic.

Handmade rifle[]

FO4NW Handmade rifle
Gameplay articles: Nuka-World, Fallout 76

Gunsmiths in Appalachia and among the Nuka-World raiders managed to create a durable, versatile rifle that can be adapted for a multitude of purposes, including an automatic rifle, close quarters carbine and sharpshooter rifle.


Tactics ak47
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated assault rifle developed in Russia that was widely used by the Soviet Army. It fires 7.62mm rounds and utilizes a 24-round magazine. The main advantages of the AK-47 are its simple design, fairly compact size, being inexpensive to manufacture, and being easy to clean and maintain. This combination of ruggedness, reliability, and accuracy earned it the reputation of the being one of the best assault rifles ever made.[Non-canon 1]


Tactics m16a1
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The M16A1 is an assault rifle developed in 1967 by Colt. The intention was to create an innovative firearm design that incorporated many of the new materials being used in aerospace design. The M16A1 is composed of durable aluminum alloy and hearty plastic, and fires 5.56mm with a 24-round magazine. The M16A1 also has distinctive sights, consisting of a simple round screw-in front sight post. Through the years, it remained a very reliable assault rifle and was the standard rifle used by the US Army from 1970 and during the middle part of the 20th century, succeeding the M-14.

Ruger AC556F[]

Tactics ruger ac556f
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The Ruger AC556F, created in the 1970s by Ruger, is a development of the Ruger Mini-14, an old assault rifle originally used only by police forces. The Ruger AC556F replaced it and was marketed for military and law enforcement use. It has a reflex scope, and fires 5.56mm with a 20-round magazine. As a heavy-duty automatic weapon, the Ruger AC556F was designed to for rough handling in the militaristic environments of combat zones or in pulling security duties.

Steyr AUG[]

Tactics steyr
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The Steyr AUG is a bullpup assault rifle created in 1977 by Steyr Mannlicher. It's a selective fire weapon with a conventional gas piston operated action that fires from a closed bolt. It uses 5.56mm with a 40-round magazine. Designed as a rifle that could be quickly adapted to a wide variety of roles, the Steyr AUG is a modular configuration rifle that employs a high level of polymer and advanced alloy components, consisting of six main assemblies: the barrel, receiver with an integrated telescopic sight, bolt and carrier, trigger mechanism, stock, and magazine.

Vault-Tec assault rifle[]


A post-War scoped assault rifle designed by Vault-Tec in the Corporate Vault. The Vault-Tec assault rifle fires 9mm rounds, has a vertical foregrip, a good rate of fire and fires bullets with great accuracy.

Mentioned and cut content[]

M199 assault rifle[]

Gameplay article: none (mentioned in Fallout 3)

Perhaps the most well-recognized weapon in the pre-War U.S. Military arsenal, the M199 earned its nickname "The Backtalker" from the unusual report the firing mechanism makes as it ejects a spent shell. Firing standard 5.56mm rounds, the M199 was the official infantry weapon of the U.S. Army.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout and Fallout 2 item description: "{2300}{}{Assault Rifle}"
    "{2301}{}{An AK-112 5mm Assault Rifle. An old military model, out of use around the time of the war. Can fire single-shot or burst, using the high velocity 5mm rounds. Min ST: 5.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  2. Randal: "{213}{}{Nothing less than a Heckler and Koch G11, one of the best assault weapons ever made...(hefts weapon, passes it to you)...fires a 4.7mm caseless cartridge, 50-round magazine. When it talks, people listen.}"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Based on real world equivalent
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fallout 2 item description: "{35200}{}{H&K G11}"
    "{35201}{}{This gun revolutionized assault weapon design. The weapon fires a caseless cartridge consisting of a block of propellant with a bullet buried inside. The resultant weight and space savings allow this weapon to have a very high magazine capacity. Min ST: 5.}"
  5. Fallout 2 item description: "{39100}{}{H&K G11E}"
    "{39101}{}{This gun revolutionized squad level support weapon design. The gun fires a caseless cartridge consisting of a block of propellant with a bullet buried inside. The resultant weight and space savings allow it to have a very high magazine capacity. Min ST: 6.}"
  6. Fallout 2 item description: "{35300}{}{XL70E3}"
    "{35301}{}{This was an experimental weapon at the time of the war. Manufactured, primarily, from high-strength polymers, the weapon is almost indestructible. It's light, fast firing, accurate, and can be broken down without the use of any tools. Min ST: 5.}"
    Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel: "name_enfieldRifle = {XL70E3 Enfield}"
    "desc_enfieldRifle = {This was an experimental weapon at the time of the war. Manufactured, primarily, from high-strength polymers, the weapon is almost indestructible. It's light, fast firing, accurate, and can be broken down without the use of any tools.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG, Items.txt)
  7. In-game attributes
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Citadel terminal entries; terminal, R91 5.56mm Assault Rifle
  9. Appearances in Operation Anchorage, and Mothership Zeta
  10. Texture, left side denotes T-93
  11. Fujiniya Intelligence Base terminal entries; security terminal, Shipment Status
  12. Named "heavy assault rifle" in the Hollywood Heroes expansion set for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare and Fallout: Factions
  13. "High caliber assault rifle built for troops in power armor."
    (BOS assault rifle description in Fallout Shelter, as of update 1.17.0
  14. Model name:
    • machinegunreceiver.nif
    • mgbarrelcooled.nif
    • mgbarrelheavy.nif
    • mgbarrellong.nif
    • mgbarrelshort.nif
    • mgcompensator.nif
    • mggripmarksman.nif
    • mggriptactical.nif
    • mgmagdrum.nif
    • mgmagstraight.nif
    • mgmuzzlebreak.nif
    • mgreflex.nif
    • mgreflexcircle.nif
    • mgscope.nif
    • mgscopethermal.nif
    • mgsight.nif
    • mgstockcollapsed.nif
    • mgstockstandard.nif
    • mgsuppressor.nif


  1. Formspring
  2. The Art of Fallout 4, p. 20: "MACHINE GUN
    The first gun made for the game. We mainly wanted something beefy that would look right in the power armor's oversized hands. It was also a chance to explore modification and customization. We designed it to allow interchangeable barrels and magazines. At this early stage of the project, we didn't plan on giving the player too many options, but we'd go on to develop a deeper and more flexible system. This particular gun design would later become the assault rifle."


  1. Fallout Tactics item description:
    {The AK-47 and its derivatives formed the mainstay of the Soviet Armies. Its reliability, ruggedness and accuracy have earned it the reputation of being the best assault rifle ever made.}