APDS was replaced with APFSDS, n’est pas?Some of the Old and Bold Tankies may be able to confirm this (or prove it's bollocks) and maybe even date it. When the Battlesbury demos started the duty Chieftain used APDS on a hard target on the far side of the bowl. one year (I'm guessing early 1970s) the round just nicked the top of the target and sailed off into the distance. Reginald Molehusband and his wife were puttering along a road beyond the range when the round next appeared and ricocheted off the road in front of them. Seems a long way for a ricochet but I suppose there's quite a bit of energy in an APDS core that doesn't hit anything head-on. Anyway, APDS was replaced with HESH.