Canon de 6 système An XI

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Canon de 6 système An XI
Systeme An XI cannon de 6 Douay 1813.jpg
Canon de 6 système An XI, founded in Douay in 1813, Les Invalides
Place of origin France
Service history
Used by France
Wars Napoleonic Wars
Production history
Designer Auguste de Marmont
Designed 1803
Produced 1813
Weight 390 kg
Barrel length 180 cm

Caliber 95.8 mm
Barrels 1

The Canon de 6 système An XI was a French cannon and part of the Year XI system of artillery. It was part of the field artillery, and complemented the Gribeauval system.

Canon de 6 système An XI, detail.
Emblem of Napoleon I on an 1813 Canon de 6 système An XI .
French 6 pounder field gun, cast in 1813 in Metz, captured at the Battle of Waterloo by the Duke of Wellington, now at the Tower of London.

The canon de 6 système An XI was used extensively during the Napoleonic wars. It was considered as a good intermediate between the Canon de 8 Gribeauval, considered to be too heavy for field artillery, and the Canon de 4 Gribeauval, considered as too light and lacking striking power.[1]

One of the characteristics of the Canon de 6 is that its design is even simpler than that of the Gribeauval cannons, as it lacks reinforcing mould rings, except for the one before the muzzle.[2]

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  1. ^ Chartrand (2), pp.24-33
  2. ^ Chartrand (2), p.46