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I remember, vaguely, some talk of a theme park using pneumatically lifted fireworks for their regular displays. Did this actually happen? What was the reasoning behind this? Is/was it successful and still in business use?

There is a call by UK anti fireworks people to force the use of air launched fireworks, BUT IMO a 16" shell weighs 40 pounds and the lift is three pounds, so the loss of BP fumes is nothing compared to the fumes from the shell effects!

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Interesting question eagerly waiting to see more information about it.

Designing of compressed air and chember and its actual work for every shell could be more time consuming and costly??

Can same mortor be useful for another shell to fire immediately? How spolette and time fuse gets ignited from air lift??? Can mortor tube withstand high pressure?

We have to look for more difficulties to overcome, cost and time managment.

Still this is a good question I really need to know more info.

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Disney World is exclusively pneumatic  launch shells. It’s like Bluetooth/wifi igniters. 

 

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