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Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

24-pounder Howitzer

 
 
24-pounder Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
1. 24-pounder Howitzer Marker
Inscription.  

Obusero de 24 Libras
Descripción
Empleado en posiciones defensivas y fortificaciones de campaña, en el ejército eran piezas muy útiles debido a sus potentes proyectiles. Sin embargo su peso dificultaba la maniobra en el terreno, su principal ventaja eran su calibre y sus 1000 metros de alcance efectivo.

Datos técnicos
Origen E.U.A.
Año de fabricación 1860
Calibre 155 mm.
Peso 762 kg.
Peso de la granada 10.88 kg.
Alcance máximo 1,500 m.

English translation:
24-pounder Howitzer
Description:
Employed in defensive positions and campaign fortifications, in the army they were very useful pieces due to their powerful projectiles. However, its weight made maneuvering difficult on the ground. Its main advantage was its size and its 1000 meters of effective range.

Technical data:
Origin: USA
Year of manufacture: 1860
Calibre: 155 mm
Weight: 762 kg
Projectile weight: 10.88 kg
Maximum reach: 1500 m
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesMilitary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
 
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19° 24.974′ N, 99° 11.542′ 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. 12-inch Howitzer (here, next to this marker); 12-pounder Napoleon Cannon (here, next to this marker); 24-pounder 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 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
24-pounder Howitzer and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
2. 24-pounder Howitzer and Marker
24-pounder Howitzer and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
3. 24-pounder Howitzer and Marker
Other cannons and the Molino de Rey War Memorial can be seen in this view to the north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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