Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
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.
Año de fabricación 1875
Calibre 160 mm.
Peso 7,500 kg.
Peso de la granada 226 kg.
Alcance máximo 5,000 m.
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.
Year of manufacture: 1875
Calibre: 160 mm
Weight: 7500 kg
Projectile weight: 226 kg
Maximum reach 5000 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° 24.984′ 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. 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 Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección.
Also see . . . Blakely rifle. (Submitted on September 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.