Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
Pieza de ánima rayada que revolucionó la artillería de campaña en el ejército, ya que era lo suficientemente ligera como para ser trasladada rápidamente en el campo de batalla por caballos de tiro y tan fuerte para destruir fortificaciones de campaña a corta distancia.
Año de fabricación 1871
Calibre 120 mm.
Peso 610 kg.
Peso de la granada 4.1 kg.
Alcance máximo 1,500 m.
A rifled piece that revolutionized field artillery in the army, as it was light enough to be quickly moved to the battlefield by draft horses and strong enough to destroy field fortifications at close range.
Year of manufacture: 1871
Calibre: 120 mm
Weight: 610 kg
Projectile weight: 4.1 kg
Maximum reach: 1500 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° 24.976′ 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 Howitzer (here, next to this marker); 24-pounder Cannon (here, next to this marker); 12-pounder Napoleon Cannon (here, next to this marker); 68-pounder Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Molino de Rey War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Blakely Cannon (a few steps from this marker); 24-pounder Gribeauval Cannon (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 24-pounder Cannon (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección.
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 77 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.