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12-pounder Napoleon Cannon

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
1. 12-pounder Napoleon Cannon Marker
Inscription.  

Cañón Napoleón de 12 Libras
Descripción
Fue ampliamente admirado por su seguridad, confiabilidad y poder de fuego, sobre todo a corta distancia. Fue la última arma de bronce fundido, utilizada por el ejército norteamericano. Esta pieza de ánima lisa, puede ser reconocida porque tiene forma de campana en la boca del cañón, por su gran peso era traccionado con 6 u 8 caballos y se conocía como "la luz pistola de 12 libras".

Datos técnicos
Origen E.U.A.
Año de fabricación 1857
Calibre 120 mm.
Peso 1,626 kg.
Peso de la granada 4.1 kg.
Alcance máximo 2,000 m.

English translation:
12-pounder Napoleon Cannon
Description:
This cannon He was widely admired for its safety, reliability and firepower, especially at close range. It was the last cast bronze weapon used by the US Army. This smooth bore cannon can be recognized because it is bell-shaped mouth. Due to its great weight it was pulled by teams of 6 or 8 horses and was known as "the light gun of 12 pounds."

Technical data:
Origin: USA
Year of manufacture: 1857
Calibre: 120
12-pounder Napoleon Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
2. 12-pounder Napoleon Cannon and Marker
mm
Weight: 1626 kg
Projectile weight: 4.1 kg
Maximum reach: 2000 m
 
Location. 19° 24.972′ N, 99° 11.542′ 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 Howitzer (here, next to this marker); 12-inch Howitzer (here, next to this marker); 24-pounder Cannon (a few steps from 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 (within shouting distance of 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 Mexico.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesMilitary
 
12-pounder Napoleon Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
3. 12-pounder Napoleon Cannon and Marker
This view to the north shows other cannons and the Molino de Rey War Memorial, with the featured marker to the right.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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