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Royal French 8-pdr field cannon – Vallière System M1732, plate created by Christian Rogge.

The pieced weighed about 260 times the weight of its shot.

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

The length of the carriage bracket cheeks was approximately 11' 4,5” (370 cm). The height of the wheels 54” (146.25 cm). The width of the French track was 3' 11” (124.3 cm). In this illustration, the main draft of the carriage does not illustrate the wheels camber angle. Similarly, applied metal fittings on the carriage tail are in a variant seen in several scale models of the Vallière ordnance at the Paris Musée de l'Armée. The tail is fastened by two bolts instead of just one. The iron tail band is missing and the side straps of the carriage are fastened rather perpendicular to the bracket cheeks lower side instead of diagonal.

Reproduced with the kind authorisation of Christian Rogge.

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