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24-pounder Cannon

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
1. 24-pounder Cannon Marker
Inscription.  

Cañón Largo de 24 libras
Descripción
Fue empleado entre los siglos XVII y XVIII, conocido como cañon de sitio o de plaza; por sus características para atacar fortificaciones, considerado entonces como el más potente. Los proyectiles eran macizos y esféricos, se introducían por la boca después de la carga de proyección de polvora negra, cuya cantidad se calculaba según la distancia de tiro.

Datos técnicos
Origen bélgica
Año de fabricación 1854
Calibre 152 mm.
Peso 2,500 kg.
Peso de la granada 10.88 kg.
Alcance máximum 3,000 m.

English translation:
24-pounder Cannon
Description:
This cannon was used between the 17th and 18th centuries and was known as a siege or plaza cannon. Its characteristics allowed it to attack fortifications and it was considered then as the most powerful type of cannon. Its projectiles were solid and spherical, they were introduced through the mouth of the cannon after the addition of a black powder projection charge, the amount of which was calculated according to the shooting distance.

Technical data:
Origin: Belgium
24-pounder Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
2. 24-pounder Cannon and Marker

Year of manufacture: 1854
Calibre: 152 mm
Weight: 2500 kg
Projectile weight: 10.88 kg
Maximum reach: 3000 m
 
Location. 19° 24.988′ N, 99° 11.545′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Molino del Rey just south of Fernando Alencastre, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 11850, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 24-pounder Gribeauval Cannon (here, next to this marker); 12-inch Cannon (here, next to this marker); Carronade (here, next to this marker); Blakely Cannon (here, next to this marker); Molino de Rey War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 68-pounder Cannon (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 24-pounder Cannon (a few steps from this marker); 12-inch Howitzer (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesMilitary
 
24-pounder Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
3. 24-pounder Cannon and Marker
The Carronade and 12-inch Cannon can be seen further to the north in this view.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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