The Škoda 30,5 cm Vz. 1911 Howitzer


Another 305 mm gun for this post, or, to be more precise, a 30,5 cm one, as German and Austro-Hungarian armies measured the diameter of their guns in centimeters. For propaganda reasons, the author of this drwing published in Italian weekly La Domenica del Corriere couldn’t show it in action, but only being caught by valiant Italian soldiers (on the Bainsizza front, according to the caption).

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The Italian 305 mm gun in action


A gun we’ve already met in this blog: this is indeed the famous and impressive 305/17 G. Mod. 1917 Howitzer. The drawing is rather realistic, as usual with the works of Italian artist Achille Beltrame.

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