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|Place of origin|| Israel
|Used by||See Users|
|Wars||Colombian armed conflict|
|Variants||ACE 21, ACE 22, ACE 23|
|Weight||2.80 kg (6.2 lb) (ACE 21)
3.30 kg (7.3 lb) (ACE 22)
3.44 kg (7.6 lb) (ACE 23)
|Length||730 mm (29 in) / 650 mm (26 in) collapsed (ACE 21)
847 mm (33.3 in) / 767 mm (30.2 in) collapsed (ACE 22)
975 mm (38.4 in) / 895 mm (35.2 in) collapsed (ACE 23)
|Barrel length||215 mm (8.5 in) (ACE 21)
332 mm (13.1 in) (ACE 22)
460 mm (18 in) (ACE 23)
|Cartridge||5.56x45mm NATO (ACE 21, 22, 23)
7.62x51mm NATO (ACE 52, 53)
7.62x39 mm (ACE 31, 32)
|Action||Gas-operated, rotating bolt|
|Rate of fire||700 rounds/min|
|Muzzle velocity||710 m/s (2,300 ft/s) (ACE 21)
850 m/s (2,800 ft/s) (ACE 22)
915 m/s (3,000 ft/s) (ACE 23)
|Effective range||300 to 500 m|
The Galil ACE is an assault rifle developed and manufactured by Indumil. The ACE family assault rifles are based upon the reliable mechanism of the famous Galil assault rifle. The ACE incorporates enhanced human engineering and ergonomics with the demands of the modern battlefield.
The ACE family assault rifles offer the ultimate solutions for today's modern warfare requirements of high accuracy and reliability. The ACE assault rifle is battle proven under the most extreme conditions worldwide.
The ACE family assault rifles are versatile weapons with multiple picatinny rails which serves as a platform in order to mount a wide array of optical device and diverse accessories. Nonetheless, after all of these advances the Ace is still very user friendly and simple to maintain.
The Galil ACE rifle is gas operated, select-fire weapon. It uses long-stroke gas operated action with gas piston located above the barrel. Locking is achieved by rotating bolt with dual locking lugs. The receiver is machined from steel, with polymer magazine housing / pistol grip unit attached below. The detachable stamped steel receiver cover houses an integral Picatinny rail and rear sight base. The charging handle is located on the left side of the receiver and is attached directly to the bolt carrier. To provide maximum protection from dust and dirt at all times, the charging handle slot is covered with spring-loaded dust cover which opens and closes after each shot automatically. The safety / fire mode selector is duplicated at both sides of the weapon, and has better shape when compared to predecessors.
Since the deployment of the Galil by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) as an assault rifle and standard issue rifle, there had always been the idea of creating another weapon with the Galil technology adapted to the specific needs of the Israel army; in various studies it was demonstrated that the best option was to create another rifle with the technology available to replace and/or improve aspects of its predecessor, in this case those are:
- The weight of the IMI Galil.
- Its recoil.
- Ease of having a multitask weapon (that can be used as a sniper rifle and have various accessories).
- The use of the standard caliber and the possibility of changing it easily (from 5.56x45mm NATO to 7.62x51mm NATO or 7.62 Kalashnikov with as few additions and modifications as possible).
Manufacture and design
In the creation of the Galil ACE many techniques and modern materials were used; the removal of a great part of its weight was made by replacing and redesigning stamped steel parts with high-tech composite materials like the folding stock and sights, making it easier for the soldier to adapt it to his preferences. Five Picatinny rails were added to be able to increase the performance of the weapon for the soldier in comparison with its predecessor.
Recoil has been reduced thanks to an improved stock.
|Model||Caliber||Barrel length||Length (extended)||Length (retracted)||Weight (unloaded)||Feed system||Muzzle velocity||Range||Rate of fire|
|ACE 21||5.56x45mm NATO||215 mm (8.5 in)||730 mm (29 in)||650 mm (26 in)||2.80 kg (6.2 lb)||35 round Galil magazine||710 m/s (2,300 ft/s)||300 meters||700 rpm|
|ACE 22||5.56x45mm NATO||332 mm (13.1 in)||847 mm (33.3 in)||767 mm (30.2 in)||3.30 kg (7.3 lb)||35 round Galil magazine||850 m/s (2,800 ft/s)||_||700 rpm|
|ACE 23||5.56x45mm NATO||460 mm (18 in)||975 mm (38.4 in)||895 mm (35.2 in)||3.44 kg (7.6 lb)||35 round Galil magazine||915 m/s (3,000 ft/s)||500 meters||700 rpm|
|ACE 31||7.62x39 mm||215 mm (8.5 in)||650 mm (26 in)||650 mm (26 in)||3.05 kg (6.7 lb)||30 round Kalashnikov magazine||_||_||_|
|ACE 32||7.62x39 mm||406 mm (16.0 in)||815 mm (32.1 in)||815 mm (32.1 in)||3.40 kg (7.5 lb)||30 round Kalashnikov magazine||_||_||_|
|ACE 52||7.62x51mm NATO||400 mm (16 in)||935 mm (36.8 in)||855 mm (33.7 in)||3.685 kg (8.12 lb)||25 round magazine||800 m/s (2,600 ft/s)||_||650 rpm|
|ACE 53||7.62x51mm NATO||508 mm (20.0 in)||1,043 mm (41.1 in)||963 mm (37.9 in)||3.845 kg (8.48 lb)||25 round magazine||860 m/s (2,800 ft/s)||_||650 rpm|
- Mexico - Used by certain personnel of the Mexican Federal Police
- Guatemala - 3,000 Model 31 versions used by Guatemala National Civil Police.
- El Salvador
- Honduras Model 21 used by the army and air force
- Galil Ace, stagmilitary.com. Retrieved August 2011
- "Industria Militar". Indumil. Retrieved 2011-08-13.
- ":: Diario La Verdad ::. Noticias de Maracaibo, el Zulia y Venezuela". Laverdad.com. Retrieved 2011-08-13.
- Galil ACE 31, 32
- Galil ACE 52,53
- "IWI Galil ACE 5.56 mm assault rifle (Israel), Rifles". Jane's Information Group. Archived from the original on August 17, 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2010.
- IWI Galil ACE rifle adopted by Guatemala National Civil Police - Thefirearmblog.com
- El Salvador also to buy Galil Ace - Thefirearmblog
- Official announcement of the beginning of production.
- News article on its launch Nº 1.
- News article on its launch Nº 2.
- General descriptive data sheet.
- Galil ACE assault rifles (Israel) at Modern Firearms