Perquín, Morazán, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
75 mm cannon
Cañón de 75 mm.
El cañón de 75 milímetros, es un cañón sin retroceso, con el cual se realizan tiros directos, teniendo tiros efectivos hasta 500 metros.
75 mm cannon
This 75 mm cannon was made in China, used in the Vietnam war and then in Nicaragua’s war of liberation against the dictator Somoza. It was then sent to El Salvador where it was used by the weapons support battalion of the revolutionary forces of El Salvador.
The 75 mm cannon is recoilless, and with it direct shots can be taken, with effective shots up to 500 meters (1/3 mile).
Location. 13° 57.5′ N, 88° 9.793′ W. Marker is in Perquín, Morazán. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Museum of the Salvadoran Revolution (Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña).
Other nearby markers. 120 mm mortar (here, next to this marker); Direct strike against the Counter-Insurgency Plan (here, next to this marker); French and Mexican recognition (a few steps from this marker); Peugeot armored car (within shouting distance of this marker); El Mozote (approx. 8.4 kilometers away); El Mozote Children's Memorial (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); First Century of Ciudad Barrios (approx. 24.4 kilometers away in San Miguel); Oscar Romero Park (approx. 24.4 kilometers away in San Miguel). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perquín.
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