Spanish Bronze Cannon Annotated TourYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Bronze cannon at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in St. Augustine, Florida, laser scanned with Artec Spider. This beautifully designed cannon is covered in a rich green patina. Bronze was preferred because it could withstand the stress of firing better than other materials. In coastal Florida, an added benefit is that bronze can withstand dampness and is non-rusting with nearly two times the life expectancy of an iron cannon. Less metal material is required to make a weapon, and bronze could be melted down and recast into a new weapon, as needed. This cannon can be found on display in the courtyear area. the cannon is an 18-pounder bronze weapon from Seville. It dates to 1764, and is named El Milanes (The one from Milan). The piece is on loan to the Castiilo since 1971.