Weapons of War / Artillería

Weapons of War / Artillería (HM2CVZ)

Location: St. Augustine, FL 32084 St. Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.872', W 81° 18.705'

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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Weapons of War (English)

Touring the fort, you will see three types of artillery: mortars, howitzers, and cannons. Attackers as well as defenders had access to many types of weaponry. Each one had its own strengths and weaknesses. A CANNON was best at shooting far, a MORTAR used exploding projectiles, and a HOWITZER was a mix of the two. Battles to conquer a fort often last a long time. Choosing the right artillery could mean the difference between victory and defeat.
Fire!Exploding shells were most effective when fired from mortars and howitzers while solid shot (cannonballs) were best when used with cannons.
Mortar · Shortest barrel
· High, lobbing arc reaches targets behind walls and other barriers
· Often used to fire on a besieged town
Howitzer · Hybrid gun with a mid-length barrel
· Medium to high angle, adjusted to increase or decrease range
· Combine cannon mobility with mortar firepower
Cannon · Longest barrel
· Relatively flat trajectory
· Destroys buildings, walls, and other obstacles

Artillería (Spanish)

Al recorrer esta fortaleza, usted verá tres tipos de artillería: morteros, obuses y cañones. Tanto los atacantes como los

defensores tenían acceso a muchos tipos de armas. Cada arma tenía sus puntos fuertes y débiles. Un CAÑÓN era el mejor en disparar lejos, un MORTERO tiraba
proyectiles explosivos y un OBÚS era una mezcla de los dos. Las batallas para conquistar la fortificación a menudo duraban mucho tiempo. Elegir la artillería adecuada podía ser la diferencia entre la victoria o la derrota.
¡Fuego!Los proyectiles explosivos eran más efectivos disparados de morteros y obuses, mientras que las balas sólidas eran mejores cuando se disparaban de cañones.
Mortero · Cañón más corto
· Trayectoria alta. Alcanza objetivos detrás de murallas u otras barreras.
· Utilizado a menudo para disparar a una ciudad sitiada

Obús · Arma híbrida con un cañón mediano
· Trayectoria media o alta. Se ajusta para aumentar o disminuir el alcance
· Combina la movilidad del cañón con la potencia de fuego de mortero

Cañón · Cañón más largo
· Trayectoria relativamente plana
· Destruye edificios, murallas y otros obstáculos
Year Placed2018
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469901 N 3307509
Decimal Degrees29.89786667, -81.31175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.872', W 81° 18.705'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 52.32" N, 81° 18' 42.3" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine FL 32084, US
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