Originally Posted by shemoves
So fragmentation is more desirable than yaw?
On a side note, the more I read, the more I wonder why a penetrator round is the standard load. I guess, at the least, it could be seen as a test in weather high attrition in the short term, to have some return, vs long-term slow, steady, permanent reductions are more effective.
With FMJ rounds they fragment when they start to yaw and they breaks apart from the extreme forces.
I'm not sure what your second question is. The recently replaced M855 green tip with the penetrator was adopted in the 80s to increase penetration against Russian soldiers who would be wearing equipment on their torsos.