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Blakely Cannon

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
1. Blakely Cannon Marker
Inscription.  

Cañón Blakely
Descripción
Es de anima rayada diseñada por el Capitán del Ejército Inglés Theophilus Alexander Blakely, quien fue el primero en fabricar cañónes con anillos de hierro forjado (zunchado), lo cual hoy en día es reconocido por su importancia en la evolución del cañón. Se caracterizó porque los zunchos proporcionaban elasticidad para soportar mayor resistencia, además sobresalía por su gran calibre y poco peso.

Datos técnicos
Origen Inglaterra
Año de fabricación 1875
Calibre 160 mm.
Peso 7,500 kg.
Peso de la granada 226 kg.
Alcance máximo 5,000 m.

English translation:
Blakely Cannon
Description:
This banded cannon was designed by the English Army Captain Theophilus Alexander Blakely, who was the first to make cannon with wrought iron rings (“zunchado”), which today is recognized for its importance in the evolution of the cannon. It was characterized in that the additional bands provided elasticity and greater resistance. In addition, it stood out for its large calibre and low weight.

Technical data:
Origin:
Blakely Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
2. Blakely Cannon and Marker
England
Year of manufacture: 1875
Calibre: 160 mm
Weight: 7500 kg
Projectile weight: 226 kg
Maximum reach 5000 m
 
Location. 19° 24.984′ N, 99° 11.544′ 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. Molino de Rey War Memorial (here, next to this marker); 24-pounder Gribeauval Cannon (here, next to this marker); 68-pounder Cannon (here, next to this marker); 24-pounder Cannon (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named 24-pounder Cannon (a few steps from this marker); 12-inch Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Carronade (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.
 
Also see . . .  Blakely rifle. (Submitted on September 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesMilitary
 
Blakely Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
3. Blakely Cannon and Marker
Additional cannons can be seen in the distance to the north.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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