Tungsten alloy swaging rod is made of tungsten alloy rod through calcinations. The normal method used in the processing are extruding, forging and sintering. After calcinations, tungsten alloy swaging rod has higher ductility, toughness and tensile strength than tungsten alloy rod, so it can be used for a longer time. Tungsten alloy swaging rod is ideal raw materials for armor piercing fin stablized discarding sabot (APFSDS).
APFSDS is a type of ammunition which, like a bullet, does not contain explosives and uses kinetic energy to penetrate the target. The term can apply to any type of armor-piercing shot but typically refers to a modern type of armor piercing weapon, the tungsten alloy armo piercing fin stabilized discarding sabot, a type of long-rod penetrator (LRP), and not to small arms bullets.
APFSDS is widely adopted by ZTZ-99 main battle tank. ZTZ-99 is one of the most advanced tanks which services in PLA.
On October 29th, 2013, Battlefield 4 was on sale. I have bought one. In this game, I can play as a solider of PLA and fight against U.S. Marine in Shanghai. What makes me excited is that I can use ZTZ-99.