troops were killed when an apparent armor-piercing grenade was lobbed at their vehicle, the report said.
What does AP stand for?
AP stands for Armor-Piercing
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
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We have 193 other meanings of AP in our Acronym Attic
- Arithemetic Progression
- Arithmetic Processor
- Arithmetic Progression
- Arithmetic/Associative Processor
- Arlington Park (race track; Arlington Heights, IL)
- Armada Portuguesa (Portuguese Navy)
- Armed Forces Pacific
- Armenian Power (gang)
- Armies in the Pacific (used with APO/FPO)
- Armor Penetrating
Samples in periodicals archive:
The 105 mm is capable of firing four types of rounds: SABOT, a depleted-uranium armor-piercing round; HEAT, high-explosive anti-tank; HEP, high-explosive plastic; and a canister round.
Marines working with Iraqi forces in the area reported finding armor-piercing rounds, aiming sights for rockets, and rifles hidden in bags of rice, grain and tea.
But because the American tank was equipped with armor-piercing shells made from depleted uranium (DU, a waste product of the process that produces enriched uranium for use in atomic weapons and nuclear power plants), it was able to destroy all three of its attackers.
Army special warfare units are considering buying a new type of armor-piercing tracer ammunition that makes it possible for sharpshooters--using night-vision rifle sights--to fire their weapons at night and not be dazzled by the muzzle flash.