Specifications for the
Model 1857 12-Pounder Napoleon
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Union Foundries - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1857
Production Total: 1,657
Focus Model: Model 1857 12-Pounder Napoleon
Overall Length: 5.25 ft (1.60 m)
Width: 0.00 ft (0.00 m)
Height: 0.00 ft (0.00 m)
Weight: 1.8 US Short Tons (1,626 kg; 3,585 lb)
Powerplant: None. This is a towed artillery piece.
Maximum Speed: 0 mph (0 km/h)
Maximum Range: 1 miles (2 km)
NBC Protection: None
1 x 4.62" (117mm) smoothbore barrel
Dependent upon ammunition carrier.
Model 1857 "Napoleon" 12-Pounder - Base Series Designation; Union variant identified by "swell" at muzzle most Confederate pieces lacked this feature due to metal shortages; Confederate foundries made approximately six variations of the base design.
Confederate States; United States