Aerial Shell Augmentation Effects

K. L. and B. J. Kosanke

This article provides information about a method of augmenting an aerial shell’s aesthetic performance that is simple, high profit and widely appreciated by display sponsors. This method was first discussed many years ago by the authors as part of an article on electrically fired displays.[1] In that article, these effectswere described as parasitic firework effects.  They were described in that way because the “parasitic” firework effects (small shells, mine stars and other small components) derived their lift energy from other “host” aerial shells. In the present article, because it is more descriptive, these same effects will be called augmentation effects.

Ref: Selected Pyrotechnic Publication of K.L. and B.J Kosanke, Part 7, (2003-2004), pp 12-15

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