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Royal French 16-pdr field cannon – Vallière System M1732, plate created by Christian Rogge.

Note: all feet and inches are expressed in Paris foot (1' = 32.5 cm).

The piece weighed about 262 times the weight of its shot. These pieces slightly varied in design, weight (up to 50 kg) and length according to the foundries. The accompanying illustration depicts the original barrel of La Chiffoneuse (approx. translation: “The Crumpler”) on display at the Musée de l'Armée in Paris. It weighs 2,007 kg and was casted by Bérenger d'Onicourt at Douai in 1742.

The cascabel of the barrel was distinctively shaped as a Medusa's face.

The length of the carriage bracket cheeks was approximately 12' 10” (417 cm). The height of the wheels 58” (157 cm). The width of the French track was 3' 11” (124.3 cm).

Reproduced with the kind authorisation of Christian Rogge.

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