Armour Piercing Incendiary (API): hit, mark and penetrate
The tungsten carbide core is made from one of the hardest metals known to man, and resists deformation even when striking armour. When the titanium tip strikes the target, the energy transfer converts it into brightly glowing sparks. The API round enhances the visibility of the impact so that the sniper or spotter can better detect the impact and make quick follow-up corrections. Moreover, API can serve to mark the target and thus enable troops to see the enemy target.