The original 1972 Israeli military IMI "Galil" rifle was an improvement on the Finnish RK-62, itself a locally made Polish copy of the famous Soviet Kalashnikov AK-47. As a formidable weapon, the Galil proved its worth in many regional conflicts involving Israel and laid the foundation for several other related automatic weapons that evolved from primitive weapons - including the carbine, light machine gun ( LMG) and Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR). ) to form.
As good as the gun, there are also some reviews after the gun has been in actual use for a while. Primarily a standard assault weapon for frontline infantry, this rifle has proven to weigh less than 10 pounds and has some internal design qualities that compromise reliability in harsh battlefield conditions.
With this in mind, engineers at Israel Military Industries (IMI) (now Israel Arms Industries - IWI) set out to create a modernized version of the famous rifle, which became the Gaili "ACE".
ACE is a family of automatic weapons based on the modified Galil concept, with a full-length assault rifle form, a shortened carbine model, and a rugged battle rifle (to fulfill the role of a sniper/designated marksman rifle (DMR)). The weapon The overall look of the Galil remains the same, but has been improved with support for auxiliary rails and extensive use of lightweight polymer. A final round of slip capture was implemented, the gas operating system was based on the proven long-stroke piston action, and the cylinder was mounted above the barrel assembly.
An adjustable shoulder rest gives the operator some customization, and the barrel is chrome-lined and hammer-forged for durability.
The resulting weapon is a lighter, more reliable, and more accurate front-line service rifle capable of playing different roles on the battlefield - available in a variety of variants with different operating weights, guns Performance figures for tube lengths and feed systems (by Kalashnikov, Original Galil or NATO magazines) vary slightly. Cartridges range from the widely used 5.56x45mm NATO medium rifle cartridge to 7.62x39mm and 7.62x51mm rifle cartridges, depending on the model.
The ACE has become the standard service rifle for the armies of Colombia (Indumil manufactures locally), Chile (FAME) and Vietnam (Z111 factory). Peru is also establishing local production of the weapon series.
Known locally in Ukraine as "Fort 227", the weapon complements the "Fort-228" and "Fort-229" models produced by RPC Fort. In addition to its obvious military value, some global police forces have also adopted this type - as is the case in Haiti, Mexico, the Philippines and Guatemala.
- Close Combat (CQB) / Personal Protection
Front and rear irons; optional optics
Gas powered pivot
2,500 feet per second (762 meters per second)
700 rounds per minute
1,650 ft (503 m; 550 yd)
ACE - Base Family Name
ACE 21 - For 5.56x45mm NATO; Galil Magazine; 2. 95kg weight.
ACE 21N - for 5.56x45mm NATO; NATO magazine; 3. 19kg weight.
ACE 22 - For 5.56x45mm NATO; Galil Magazine; 3. 25kg weight.
ACE 22N - for 5.56x45mm NATO; NATO magazine; 3. 35kg weight.
ACE 23 - For 5.56x45mm NATO; Galil Magazine; 3. 4kg weight.
ACE 23N - for 5.56x45mm NATO; NATO magazine; 3. 45kg weight.
ACE 31 - 7.62x39mm chamber; AK magazine; 3kg weight.
ACE 32 - 7. 62x39mm; AK Magazine; 3. 4kg weight.
ACE 52 - For 7.62x51mm NATO; 25 rounds magazine; 3. 6kg weight.
ACE 52L ??- For 7.62x51mm NATO; 25 rounds magazine; 3. 7kg weight.
ACE 53 - For 7.62x51mm NATO; 25 rounds magazine; 3. 8kg weight.
Fort-227 - Ukraine local production model
Fort-228 - Ukraine local production model
Fort-229 - Ukraine local production model