Artillery Shells

Some articles on artillery shells, shells, artillery:

Examples of Consumer Fireworks - Nighttime Fireworks
... Nighttime fireworks include Roman candles, sparklers, jumping jacks, artillery shells, and other light-emitting fireworks ... Artillery shells — A ball containing pyrotechnic stars that are launched from a launch tube ... these are much larger, usually the size of artillery shells, attached to sticks and shoot about 100–200 feet in the air before exploding ...
Mustard Gas - History - Use - Disposal
... Artillery shells containing sulfur mustard and other toxic ammunition from World War I (as well as conventional explosives) can still be found in France and Belgium ... French government is building an automated factory to dispose of the accumulation of chemical shells ... Unexploded shells containing mustard agent and other chemical agents are still present in several test ranges in proximity to schools in the Edgewood ...
Picric Acid - History
... withstand the shock of firing in conventional artillery ... but shock sensitivity sometimes caused detonation in the artillery barrel at the time of firing ... pressed and cast picric acid in blasting charges and artillery shells ...

Famous quotes containing the words shells and/or artillery:

    It is not easy to make our lives respectable by any course of activity. We must repeatedly withdraw into our shells of thought, like the tortoise, somewhat helplessly; yet there is more than philosophy in that.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

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    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1845)