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Winston

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1,175-pound firework in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It was the largest caliber shell ever fired in North America and possibly the heaviest anywhere in the world.

[video=youtube;aSQtXMX2J8k]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSQtXMX2J8k[/video]
 

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I feel like any PGI or WPA member working on such a project would know that there are other 1000lb+ 48" shells that have been fired. While any shell of this size is an impressive feat, I feel like this particular one being a plain chrysanthemum may not be quite as impressive as some of the other shell of shells or multi layer varieties even if a slightly more dense load.
 

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I feel like any PGI or WPA member working on such a project would know that there are other 1000lb+ 48" shells that have been fired. While any shell of this size is an impressive feat, I feel like this particular one being a plain chrysanthemum may not be quite as impressive as some of the other shell of shells or multi layer varieties even if a slightly more dense load.
Not to take anything away from what they did, but there are videos of a many huge and hugely impressive Japanese shells that put that one to shame:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=japanese+firework+shell
 

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And then there's this of course:

[video=youtube;ndVhgq1yHdA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndVhgq1yHdA[/video]

whoops.

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