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Old 10-20-2007, 09:06 PM
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Default Galil variants around the world (PICTURES 56K WARNING)

The Galil may only be used in limited roles in Israel but it is still very well alive in many parts of the world. Enjoy pictures :D

Pictures of Galils utilized around the world.

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Africa (Unknown countries, R4 variant?)






























































































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Guatemala
























Estonia










portugal




















Serbia (R4's in 7.62x39?)


















Burma (modified galils EMERK-3)




































Phillipines




Haiti (South African R4)






Dominican Republic (In Iraq)







Tonga


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dos israel make the guns for thous country's or do they license it to them?
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dos israel make the guns for thous country's or do they license it to them?
Depends on the country, the only official Galil manufacturer right now is Columbia. They make their own Galils and rumors that they even sell to Israel. There is a good chance a number of the South American countries are using Columbian manufactured Galils. Many of the Galils in South America are also from Israel though.

South Africa, early versions were Galils from Israel but then South Africa started to manufacture their own and called it the R4. They purchased the guns because there was a embargo on their country and they needed something to last a very long time, milled receivers are virtually indestructable and they saw this as a high end AK47. They also produced other clones of the Galils which are exact dimensions with a few differences in terms of the gas tube, the stock, handguard, and a few other things. Overall still a clone.

Burma, they use the EMERK-3 which is supposedly based on the Galil, it certainly has similarities. Here is what I found on it.

"EMEC / MYANMAR HEAVY INDUSTRIES EMERK-3 rifle and MA-1 carbine.

Burma (official name: Myanmar) is a south-east asian country ruled by an extreme right-wing dictatorship, held by a fascist military council. Human rights are infringed day by day, oppositors are imprisoned and simply disappear from the face of the earth, public protest demonstrations, even when pacifical, are usually suppressed with the use of lethal force. This has made Burma the object of an UN armaments embargo, furthermore Burma is one of the countries blacklisted by the US Department of State and Department of Commerce, this meaning that NO american company can sell ANYTHING to Burma. Unfortnately, according to the NGO "Free Burma Coalition" and to the authoritative JANE'S DEFENCE publishment, Burma has founded an its own arms industry.

EMEC (The Electro Mechanical and Engineering Corps of the Burmese Armed Forces) are in charge to engineer new weapons. The KA-PA-SA state-owned armaments factory located in Rangoon has acquired from a now defunct italian firearms manufacturer, in 1945, the right to manufacture the TZ45 submachinegun, there known as the BA52. Long before the arms embargo struck Burma, a german engineer, called FRITZ WERNER, established there plants to manufacture G3 battle rifles; after the embargo, the factory was taken over by the military government, who renamed it MYANMAR FRITZ WERNER COMPANY (despite of their names, however, ALL the burmese arms factories are state-owned), where G3 rifles are still produced, and from where come out also G3 rifles converted under project of EMEC to feed from STANAG M16-style magazines and fire the .5'56x45mm-NATO ammunition. It's however known that EMEC has HOWEVER its own production plants, known as MYANMAR HEAVY INDUSTRIES ORGANIZATION. It's also known that countries such as Israel and Singapore often sell illegally firearms manufacturing technology to this country.

A major scandal happened when it was known that a controversial oil duct built in Burma was patrolled by guards armed with a new bull-pup rifle, called EMERK-1 and manufactured by EMEC - MYANMAR HEAVY INDUSTRIES ORGANIZATION. Before this, a chinese company called NG CHUNG-KEUNG, subsidiary of NORINCO, had shipped to Burma under burmese governmental request some exemplars of the new NORINCO QBZ-97 .5'56mm bull-pup assault rifle for evaluation. The burmese trialers were positively impressed by this weapon, but the communist chinese government didn't really wanted to sell firearms to an extreme right-wing dictatorship, and thus the shipment of the new QBZ-97 rifles to Burma were halted and further ones completely canceled.
So the burmese engineers took over the exemplars of QBZ-97 still illegally remaining on the country, and modified the project of the weapon to allow it to be manufactured with some minor modifications with the machineries they had, illegally sold to Burma by Singapore. It's also known that the EMERK-1 is slightly similar to the Steyr AUG, and that israeli IMI engineers who previously had worked to the IMI TAVOR project traveled to Burma to counsel their burmese colleagues; little is known about this EMERK-1 bull-pup rifle, except that it is in the hands of "élite" burmese troops, it's a "melange" of the chinese NORINCO QBZ-97, the singaporean ST-KINETICS SAR-21, the austrian STEYR AUG and the israeli IMI TAVOR, that it's manufactured in both AR and SAW variants and that the burmese troops that have it, especially governmental guards, don't like it because it's prone to jammings and stoppages. Instead, the MAIN weapons system of the Burmese Armed Forces is well-liked by its users. The EMERK-3 Rifle System, as posted in this pic smuggled from Burma, is an illegal copy / updated version of the israeli IMI GALIL assault rifle, manufactured under supervision of israeli consultants and with the use of israeli and singaporean mahineries shipped to Burma in violation of the UN/USA embargo.

The EMERK-3 rifle is nothing but a GALIL rifle with fixed stock. In this picture is also equipped with a BA203 40mm grenade launcher, a slightly modified illegally produced version of the american M203 grenade launcher, which makes JANE'S and FREE BURMA COALITION observers think that machineries to manufacture this launcher were also illegally shipped to Burma from USA companies, but most probably the responsible for this new embargo violation is Singapore, which has obtained the license to manufacture the american M203 to equip with it national-manufactured rifles such as the M16-S1 (singaporean copy of the AR15 assault rifle, now out of production), SAR-80 and SR88 weapons systems and the new SAR-21 bull-pup long firearms cache. When mounted on the EMERK-3 rifle, this M203-lookalike grenade launcher features also a new barrel cover for the rifle, equipped with a grenade peepsight.

The EMERK-3 RIFLE is appearently identical to the IMI GALIL exception made for some very little external carachteristics, so that the GALIL specifics are assumed to be valid for this rifle too.

The MA-1 CARBINE is a shortened copy of the EMERK-3 rifle, with a folding metal buttstock. The barrel is shorter that the one of the EMERK-3 rifle, and the similarities with the GALIL are much more pronunciated. The MA-1 features a ventilated handguard.

Both the EMERK-1 bull-pup rifle and the MYANMAR FRITZ WERNER COMPANY / EMEC prototype .5'56mm G3 version feed from STANAG M16-Style magazines, while the EMERK-3 rifle and the MA-1 carbine feed from GALIL-style 30-rounders. Other details about the burmese firearms production are scarce. This picture was ripped off from a website which a few days later disappeared from the web (shutdown by the burmese government, maybe?), and the burmese authorities by themselves are prone to use ALL ways to keep their domestic weapons production secret."

The rest of the guns shipped out to Tonga, Indonesia, Portugal, Estonia and others are produced by Israel. I think the only country that directly imported in South America from Israel was Guatemala.

Here are all the variants of the series

APS 95 - Croatian production of the AR.
AR [5.56mm] - Assault rifle version in 5.56mm calibre.
AR [7.62mm] - Assault rifle version in 7.62mm calibre.
ARM [5.56mm] - Assault rifle/light-machine-gun in 5.56mm calibre.
ARM [7.62mm] - Assault rifle/light-machine-gun in 7.62mm calibre.
EMERK-3 - Unlicensed copy produced by Burma.
FFV 890 Swedish copy for trials.
Galatz - 7.62mm sniper version.
Galil KEL Guatemalan version.
Micro Galil - See MAR.
MAR - Sub-machine-gun version.
R4 - South African production of the ARM.
R4 - South African production of the AR.
R5 - South African production of the SAR.
R6 - South African production of the Micro Galil MAR.
SAR - Short Assault rifle.

Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Estonia, Haiti, Honduras, Israel, Nicaragua, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa,

As you can see, a number of countries have made their own versions or copied directly from the Galil. What's strange is that the Galil is based off another clone, the Finnish Valment RK 62 which is a clone of the AK47 with a milled receiver. Everything seems to be based off something.

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Galil is de luxe redesigned version of AK; There were photos taken from some a-rab country propably Iraq; Is Israel selling galils to new Iraqi Army? That woud be strange becouse this "new democratic" US friendly Iraq still don't recognise Israel and is oficialy in the state of war with jewish state.
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Galil is de luxe redesigned version of AK; There were photos taken from some a-rab country propably Iraq; Is Israel selling galils to new Iraqi Army? That woud be strange becouse this "new democratic" US friendly Iraq still don't recognise Israel and is oficialy in the state of war with jewish state.
No, Israel does not sell Galils to any muslim nations except Indonesia which I found a little...strange considering they do not recognize Israel, I guess a dollar is a dollar.

Iraqis are using AK47's for the most part that are locally made. They are supposed to be getting M16's and M4's soon.

The only middle eastern country with a significant amount of Galils would probably be Lebanon as many were left behind by the SLA as well as the IDF when they left. I have seen a few in the territories as well amongst Palestinians, though they are rather uncommon. It's probably more common to see AK47's and AR15 variants there.

Estonia on the other hand uses Galils and they are currently in Iraq, perhaps they have some arabs in their military?

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I would say most of the Africa pics are South African Army, the first two pics are anyone's guess and the third pic the soldier is holding a flag from Burundi.

Excellent pictures thanks for posting, and keep them coming !

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I forgot about latin American contigents in Iraq from countries like Salvador for ex; They are swarthy types too and can be mistaken for A-rabs.
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Thank`s for the pics PILMAN, I liked the South African, colombian, and of course the Guatemalan pics. In the case of Guatemala, The army brought a large stock of Galils in the 70`s ad 80`s decade, The Galil SAR, later for special forces and officers, The Guatemalan Military Industry created a Guatemalan version "Galil Kjell" wich is basically the same but with a larger canon and a even more resistant case. (The one the MP soldier is carrying if I`m not wrong).
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This is Tontaipur (Combat & Recon unit of Kostrad)
Only Kostrad use Israel weapon in Indonesia SF


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Pictures updated, Serbia apparently has used the R4 in limited roles before which is a South African copy of the Galil.
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I will edit the Burma pictures, some of them appear to be different guns though the others are based off the Galil.

Pictures updated. I added Israel, Mexico, and Dominican Republic. I also updated Columbia, fixed the pictures (Some of the Peru pictures were listed under Columbia for some reason), and added new pictures under Serbia. Pictures also updated for Africa.

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I remember way back in the 1990's we captured a Haitian Soldier with his Galil that was the first time I saw one for real.
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I've updated the thread, 7 new pictures added under Burma who use the EMERK-3 rifle. It appears their military uses the rifle which was based off the Galil with some modifications (upgrades), apparently some of the KNU rebels captured a few and use them as well. Interesting rifle.

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Update: Added 11 new pictures under Peru.
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Am I the only one that cannot see Pilman's photos?
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Am I the only one that cannot see Pilman's photos?
They don't seem to be loading, but its a relatively old thread.
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old the variants are the best!!!!
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