A. Yawning bullet.
B. Tandem bullet.
C. Tumbling bullet.
D. Ricochet bullet.
Ans:B. Tandem Bullet.
- A bullet is a projectile expelled from the barrel of a firearm.
- Tandem Bullet(or piggyback bullet (tandem= one behind the other).
A pair of bullets are said to travel in tandem if the nose of one is in contact with the base of the other.
This phenomenon is observed when the first bullet, having been stuck in the barrel, fails to leave the barrel, and is ejected by the subsequently fired bullet.
If the tandem bullets hit the target before separation, a single hole of entry is seen. But if the bullets separate before they hit the target two entry holes on the same or on different targets may be observed.
- Other types of Bullet:
Frangible bullets: there bullets are designed to fragment upon impact. often to the point of disintegration. Recovery and matching with a test bullet is difficult.
Souvenir bullets: a bullet present for a long time in the body leading to dense fibrous tissue formation around it.
Dum-dum bullet: is a jacketed bullet with its nose cut-off to expose the core.
Ricochet bullet: its a single bullet which strikes some intervening object first and then after ricocheting and rebounding strikes the target.
Yawning bullet: bullet travelling in an irregular fashion instead of travelling nose on.