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Perquín, Morazán, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

120 mm mortar

Morteros de 120 mm.

 
 
120 mm Mortar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 13, 2015
1. 120 mm Mortar Marker
Inscription. Los morteros de 120 milímetros son armas de grueso calibre que fueron recuperadas al ejército, durante el conflicto recién pasado, con los cuales podían realizarse tiros parabólicos hasta un alcance máximo de 6 y ½ kilómetros.

Los primeros dos fueron recuperados en la batalla de San Felipe, entre Corinto y Sociedad, del departamento de Morazán, en el mes de noviembre de 1982. El tercero fue recuperado en las antenas del Cerro Cacahuatique, al batallón Tecana.

Estos morteros de 120 mm, son de fabricación patente del campo socialista.

English translation:
These 120 mm mortars are heavy weapons that were recovered from the Salvadoran army during the recent armed conflict, with which parabolic shots could be made up to a maximum range of 6 and ½ kilometers (about 4 miles).

The first two were recovered at the Battle of San Felipe, between Corinto and Sociedad, in the Department of Morazán, in November 1982. The third was recovered at the antennas of Cerro Cacahuatique, taken from the Tecana Battalion.

These 120 mm mortars, are of socialist manufacture.


 
Location. 13° 57.501′ N, 88° 9.793′ W. Marker is in Perquín, Morazán. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Museum of the Salvadoran Revolution (Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña).
 
Other nearby markers.
120 mm Mortar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 13, 2015
2. 120 mm Mortar Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 75 mm cannon (here, next to this marker); Direct strike against the Counter-Insurgency Plan (here, next to this marker); French and Mexican recognition (within shouting distance of this marker); Peugeot armored car (within shouting distance of this marker); El Mozote (approx. 8.4 kilometers away); El Mozote Children's Memorial (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); First Century of Ciudad Barrios (approx. 24.4 kilometers away in San Miguel); Oscar Romero Park (approx. 24.4 kilometers away in San Miguel). Click for a list of all markers in Perquín.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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