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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 origin France
Service history
Used by France
Wars French Revolutionary Wars
Napoleonic Wars
Production history
Designer Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval
Designed Modèle 1775
Manufacturer Strasbourg, Crucy
Produced 1810
Specifications
Weight 1,591 kg
Barrel length 317 cm [1]

Caliber 121 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]

Canons lourds de 12 Gribeauval
Canon lourd de 12 Gribeauval Le Sarasin, 1570 kg, 1780. Musée de l'Armée, Paris 
Le Sarasin. Musée de l'Armée, Paris 
Heavy Canon de 12 Gribeauval. Musée de l'Armée, Paris 
Heavy Canon de 12 Gribeauval, 1780. Musée de l'Armée, Paris 

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