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12-inch Howitzer

 
 
12-inch Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
1. 12-inch Howitzer Marker
Inscription.  

Cañón Obusero de 12 pulgadas
Descripción
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.

Datos técnicos
Origen Inglaterra
Año de fabricación 1871
Calibre 120 mm.
Peso 610 kg.
Peso de la granada 4.1 kg.
Alcance máximo 1,500 m.

English translation:
12-inch Howitzer
Description:
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.

Technical data:
Origin: England
Year of manufacture: 1871
Calibre: 120 mm
Weight: 610 kg
Projectile weight: 4.1 kg
Maximum reach: 1500 m
 
Location. 19° 24.976′ N, 99° 11.543′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker
12-inch Howitzer and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
2. 12-inch Howitzer and 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, Ciudad de México 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 Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesMilitary
 
12-inch Howitzer and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
3. 12-inch Howitzer and Marker
Other cannons and the Molino de Rey War Memorial can be seen in this view to the north, with the 12-inch Howitzer to the right.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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