An armor-piercing shell is a type of ammunition designed to penetrate armor, and is not only used in anti-tank missions but can also be used against other hard targets or used in bombs to penetrate the armor of warships.
Our compression-resistant and non-tensile tungsten alloy armor-piercing shells penetrate armor with nearly no deformation occurring, and form fragments after punching through armor plates that increase efficacy and combustion effects.
The AP shell remains the preferred round in tank warfare, as it has a greater “first-hit kill” probability than a high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) round, especially against a target with composite armor, and because of higher muzzle velocity, is also more accurate than a HEAT round. Armor-piercing cartridges are also available as small arms ammunition, primarily for use as an anti-materiel round.
Armor-piercing ammunition is used to penetrate hardened armored targets such as ballistic vests, vehicle armor, concrete, tanks, and other defenses, depending on the caliber of the firearms. Armor-piercing ammunition consists of a penetrator constructed of hardened steel, tungsten carbide, or depleted uranium, enclosed within a softer jacket, such as copper or aluminum.