bullet splash

bullet splash

[′bu̇l·ət ‚splash]
(ordnance)
Dispersion of finely divided or melted metal produced upon impact of a projectile with armor plate or other hard objects.
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An important element of design is that the plates are pitched slightly forward toward the shooter to direct bullet splash into the ground.
Special effects include explosions, smoke, flares, bullet splash and tracer firing.