Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
24-pounder Gribeauval Cannon
Pieza de artillería de campaña de diseño frances, el cual fue desarrollado por el gral. francés Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval. En el ejército, era traccionado en carruajes ligeros y con animales de tiro, disponía de tornillos de elevación de tiro, mejorando la puntería y su cadencia de tiro, fue empleado para la defensa de fortificaciones y tiro de asalto.
Año de fabricación 1844
Calibre 155 mm.
Peso 3,000 kg.
Peso de la granada 11 kg.
Alcance máximo 3,000 m.
24-pound Gribeauval Cannon
A French-designed campaign artillery piece, which was developed by the French General Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval. In the army it was carried by light carriages and with draft animals. It was equipped with lifting screws, improving the aim and firing frequency. It was employed for the defense of fortifications and also for supporting assaults.
Year of manufacture: 1844
Calibre: 155 mm
Projectile weight: 11 kg
Maximum reach 3000 m
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
Location. 19° 24.986′ N, 99° 11.544′ W. Marker is in Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección, 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: Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección CDMX 11850, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 24-pounder Cannon (here, next to this marker); Blakely Cannon (here, next to this marker); 12-inch Cannon (here, next to this marker); Molino de Rey War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Carronade (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 Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección.
Also see . . . Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval. (Submitted on September 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.