If your philosophy is “go big or go home,” artillery shell fireworks are just what you need to stay out late and put on a quite a show. Artillery shell fireworks are propelled high into the air from a tube that stays on the ground. This tube is loaded with a pyrotechnic cartridge along with a burst charge and internal time fuse. The result of this assemblage is a sky-bound explosion that bursts out into one of many beautiful firework creations.
As you can probably imagine, the idea for artillery shell fireworks launched into the sky has come from the battlefields of many wars. For hundreds of years, armies have employed the projectile power of various types and designs of ammunition fired from the ground up to help defend and attack while on the line. Artillery shell fireworks capture the projectile function of these weapons without any of the original military objectives – with fireworks; the intent of packing a tube to the brim with explosives is just to detonate a darn good time by watching the flicker and flash of pyrotechnics in the sky.
As far as the size and effect of artillery shells on the market, you can find fireworks to fit every situation and circumstance from a neighborhood party to the town’s Fourth of July celebration. You can buy an artillery shell assortment filled with mortars of various and assorted effects including single, double and triple breaks that will create a varied and very unique display. Or, you can choose to pick your artillery shells out one-by-one and create a custom-designed show that fits your exact need. With many sizes, colors and effects (such as crackling, tails, colored tips, etc), your overhead entertainment will be spectacular.
The tubes that the pyrotechnic compounds are loaded in can be either single use or reloadable. Single use tubes are pre-packed with the explosive powders and are not safe to use again after igniting. Reloadable tubes are made of sturdier materials and can be refilled, according to the manufacturer’s directions, with extra firework cartridges. Depending on the type of artillery shells you are purchasing, tubes are made of cardboard, fiberglass or high density poly-ethylene.
When lighting your artillery shells and other fireworks, always follow the laws about shooting off fireworks in your specific location that are designed for public safety. Also, for personal safety, always follow the manufacturer’s directions for lighting your artillery shells.