Canon de 8 Gribeauval

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Canon de 8 Gribeauval
The canon de 8 Gribeauval, was the intermediate size between the Canon de 12 Gribeauval (left) and the Canon de 4 Gribeauval (right).
Place of origin France
Service history
Used by France
Wars French Revolutionary Wars Napoleonic Wars American War of Independence
Production history
Designer Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval
Weight 580 kg
Barrel length 200 cm
Crew 13 crews, 4 horses

Shell 103 mm
Caliber 106.1 mm
Barrels 1
Effective firing range Ball: 800-900 m
Grapeshot: 400-600 m
Canister: 400 m

The Canon de 8 Gribeauval was a French cannon and part of the Gribeauval system developed by Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval. It was part of the field artillery.

The canon de 8 Gribeauval was used extensively during the wars following the French Revolution, as well as the Napoleonic wars. However, its first major operational use was even earlier, during the American Revolutionary War, in General Rochambeau's French expeditionary corps, from 1780 to late 1782, and especially at Yorktown in 1781.[1]

The Canon de 8 Gribeauval was manned by 13 gunners and drawn by 4 horses.[2]


  1. ^ Napoleon's Guns, 1792-1815 - Page 14 by René Chartrand, Ray Hutchins [1]
  2. ^ Napoleon's Guns, 1792-1815 By René Chartrand, Ray Hutchins p.10 [2]