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Canon lourd de 12 Gribeauval

The Canon lourd de 12 Gribeauval (Gribeauval heavy 12-pounder cannon) was a French cannon and part of the Gribeauval system developed by Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval. It was part of the siege artillery.[1]

Canon lourd de 12 Gribeauval
Canon lourd de 12 Gribeauval Le Conquerant.jpg
Canon lourd de 12 Gribeauval Le Conquérant, for siege warfare.
Place of originFrance
Service history
Used byFrance
WarsFrench Revolutionary Wars
Napoleonic Wars
Production history
DesignerJean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval
DesignedModèle 1775
ManufacturerStrasbourg, Crucy
Produced1810
Specifications
Weight1,591 kg
Barrel length317 cm [1]

Caliber121 mm [1]

The canon lourd de 12 Gribeauval was used extensively during the wars following the French Revolution, as well as the Napoleonic wars.

Some of the earlier Gribeauval siege guns kept the baroque "dolphin" design for the handles.[1]

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  Media related to Canon lourd de 12 Gribeauval at Wikimedia Commons

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