FAPDS

AcronymDefinition
FAPDSFrangible Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot (military)
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The main difference is that frangible tungsten cores take the place of steel cores (FAPDS).
These advantages have been recognised by Oerlikon Contraves who has stated that its Fapds products will replace HE-based natures on their production lines.
This gun can fire both existing rounds and a new FAPDS (Frangible Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot) round offering reduced time of flight and increased effective range (out to 4000 metres).