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Škoda 30.5-cm Siege Howitzer
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Škoda 30.5-cm Siege Howitzer

30.5-cm M 11 mortar of the Austro-Hungarian army, a weapon specifically designed to destroy the most modern fortress complexes. At the beginning of the war, the Austro-Hungarian army possessed 24 howitzers of this type, designed and manufactured by the Škoda company. The gun could be dismantled into three parts, and was transported by a motorized tractor, which gave this “marvelous gun” (in the words of the Austrian general-staff manual) a degree of mobility not achieved…

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Storz, Dieter, “Škoda 30.5-cm Siege Howitzer”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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