Ciudad de Mexico, 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
Location. 19° 24.986′ N, 99° 11.544′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico. 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 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 Ciudad de Mexico.
Also see . . . Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval. (Submitted on September 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
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