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You can see the soft metal of the bullet becoming nearly liquid compare to the hardness of this steel (AR500)


What exactly happens when the bullet hits the plate depends on many factors. In this case, the steel was so hard/the bullet so soft that the impact took the bullet apart right away. But at times they can also enter through the surface, yet not fully penetrate. In that case it of course depends on the power and stability of the projectile compared to the thickness and quality of the steel.
What happens also heavily depends on the kind of ammunition used. The round takes a massive shock upon touching a target. To put it in a simple way, the shock runs through the round and if there are any flaws in the round, it will shatter. This is why many armour-piercing tank rounds have soft heads which will instantly melt and dampen the shock, before the hardened core of the ammo will start penetrating. A shell like fired by a tank will melt the armour on impact and "swim" through it, resulting in a massive and quite deadly storm of molten metal on the other side. Unless the plate is weak, then it will just shatter.
Angle plays a role in the way that shots could ricochet of a very angled plate, and also that the effective thickness the bullet needs to penetrate is longer if it doesn't hit straight.
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