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French Armed Forces
French Armed Forces emblem
Appears in Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Country France
Type Armed Forces
Active 18th century – present
Motto Honneur et Fidélité

"Honor and Fidelity"

The French Armed Forces are France's main military force, consisting of the French Army, French Navy, French Air Force and the National Gendarmerie. They appear as a faction in Call of Duty 2: Big Red One and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

The Vichy French Military is an enemy faction that appears exclusively in Call of Duty 2: Big Red One during the mission "Baptism By Fire".


In Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, the player is tasked to clear out a Vichy French base in Algeria (Baptism By Fire). The Vichy French use Saharan desert French uniforms.


They use almost exclusively French weapons, these being the MAS 36, the MAS 38, the Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun and the Chatellerault, however, a few scoped Kar98ks can be found in one of their armories, and they also use MG42s mounted in machine gun nests or on vehicles. They use many German vehicles, such as the Flakvierling and Sd.Kfz. 251.


The Vichy French appear as the Axis forces in the multiplayer map Canyon. The Free French Forces are the Allied faction in the maps Bizerte and Cassino.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Main article: GIGN

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the French Military is seen battling the Russian military around Paris. In "Bag and Drag", GIGN special forces, with the help of Delta Force, pursue Makarov's agent Volk through the city streets and catacombs, and manage to capture him.



Submachine Guns


Machine Guns

Assault Rifles


  • SA 330 Puma


  • Mirage F1



Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3


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