Škoda 30.5-cm Siege Howitzer
(528 words)

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…

Cite this page
Storz, Dieter, “Škoda 30.5-cm Siege Howitzer”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0543>
First published online: 2015

▲   Back to top   ▲