Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
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.
Año de fabricación 1854
Calibre 152 mm.
Peso 2,500 kg.
Peso de la granada 10.88 kg.
Alcance máximum 3,000 m.
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.
Year of manufacture: 1854
Calibre: 152 mm
Weight: 2500 kg
Projectile weight: 10.88 kg
Maximum reach: 3000 m
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
Location. 19° 24.988′ N, 99° 11.545′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección. 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 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 México.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.