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Old 05-01-2016, 07:39 AM   #1
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Default M855A1 ammo- AP?

Well, just as it says on the tin: Should M855A1 5.56mm ammunition be considered some sort of armor-piercing round in GURPS terms, i.e. AP or APHC?

It was clearly developed with increased penetration in mind, and seems to have succeeded in this goal. Further, the design- a copper jacket around a steel core- certainly sounds like APHC. But either of those (AP, APHC) in different ways reduces damage as well, whereas the M855A1 was designed to retains the 5.56mm round's tendency to fragment in a target and thus increase wounding.

Should it be it's own "special" thing? That seems like a poor solution.
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