"Galil" redirects here. For the person, see Yisrael Galil.
The Galil is an Israeli assault rifle, designed in the 1960s by Yisrael Galil (for whom it is named) and produced by Israel Military Industries. It was designed off of the Soviet AK-47, though several changes were made to the internal mechanisms that would chamber it for the 5.56x45mm NATO round. A 7.62x51mm NATO version was also available. For a time, it was the standard-issue rifle for IDF servicemen, though it was replaced by the Tavor TAR-21. It was also exported to many countries, and remains in service in several.