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Skoda Morser M.11 Austro-Hungarian Army of WWI and German Army of WWII 

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$145.95
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TG-ACCPAK010
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Thomas Gunn 1:30 ACCPAK010
Skoda Morser M.11 Austro-Hungarian Army of WWI and German Army of WWII
Scale:
1:30
Length:
N/A"
Width:
N/A"
Composition:
Polyresin
SKU:
TG-ACCPAK010
Period:
World War I


Historical Note:

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Limited Edition of 100.

The Skoda 30.5 cm Mörser M.11 was a siege howitzer produced by the Skoda Works and used by the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War 1 and by Germany in World War II. Development began in 1906, when a development contract was placed by the Austro-Hungarian high command with Skoda-Werke in Pilsen to develop a weapon capable of penetrating the concrete fortresses being built in Belgium and Italy. Development work continued until 1909, when the first prototype was finished and in 1910, fired secretly in Hungary. The weapon was able to penetrate 2 m (6 ft 7 in) of reinforced concrete with its special armour-piercing shell, The weapon was transported in three sections by a 100-horsepower 15 ton Austro-Daimler road tractor M.12. It broke down into barrel, carriage and firing platform loads, each of which had its own trailer. It could be assembled and readied to fire in around 50 minutes. The mortar could fire two types of shell, a heavy armour piercing shell with a delayed action fuse weighing 384 kg, and a lighter 287 kg shell fitted with an impact fuse. The light shell was capable of creating a crater 8 metres wide and 8 metres deep, as well as killing exposed infantry up to 400 m (440 yd) away. The weapon required a crew of 15–17, and could fire 10 to 12 rounds an hour. After firing, it automatically returned to the horizontal loading position The Ministry for War placed an order for 24 of the new wonder weapons. Eight Mörsers were loaned to the German Army and they were first fired in action on the Western Front at the start of World War 1. They were used in concert with the Krupp 42 cm howitzer to destroy the rings of Belgian Fortresses around Liege (Battle of Liege), Namur (Fortified Position of Namur) and Antwerp (Forts Koningshooikt, Kessel and Broechem). In 1915, ten howitzers were used in support of the Austro-Hungarian-German invasion of Serbia under the German General August von Mackensen. By the end of the war, 79 of the weapons of all three types were in service. In 1939, Germany seized all 17 pieces from Czechoslovakia and repaired the howitzer from the Arsenal Museum, designating them 30.5 cm Mörser (t). In 1941, they obtained five more weapons after the defeat of Yugoslavia and placed them into service as the 30.5 cm Mörser 638(j). They saw service against Poland, France, and the Soviet Union in World War II, where they served with Heavy Artillery Battalions (schwere Artillerie-Abteilungen) 624, 641 and 815 as well as two Heavy Static Artillery Batteries (schwere Artillerie-Batterie bodenstandig) 230 and 779. Our 1/30 scale Howitzer comes with ammunition trolley, tool box and 2 other spare shells to create a great diorama piece all on its own. The majority of this model is made from resin to save on weight with some metal parts. Barrel will elevate up and down and howitzer will traverse on its base. We will be releasing crew figures suitable for WW1 and WW2 separately for the howitzer in the near future. The German artillery figure shown in the attached photos is for scale comparison purposes only.

**The German artillery figure shown in the attached photos is for scale comparison purposes only.**

About the Brand:

Thomas Gunn Miniatures, based out of the United Kingdom, offers high quality hand-painted toy soldiers in 1/30th scale. Founded in 2009, this company produces individual figures, mounted cavalry, armored fighting vehicles, military airplanes, and unique multi-figure vignettes. Each figure and set is assigned a limited production number, which means these items are available in small quantities only. Thomas Gunn Miniatures' French Foreign Legion figures represent their signature range. These toy soldiers come in a variety of poses, from fighting, to training, to marching. The range also includes some adversaries for the Legion in the form of Arabic soldiers. These figures are always highly sought after! The Great War from Thomas Gunn Miniatures has seen large expansions in the past 12 months, on both sides of the conflict. Central and Allied Flying Aces, German Infantry, ANZACS, Tommies, Poilus, and more are all available as toy soldiers from Thomas Gunn Miniatures. Another popular subject, Lawrence of Arabia, is also produced from this era. In addition, Thomas Gunn Miniatures produces World War II figures to round out your displays of the D-Day Normandy invasion, The Battle of the Bulge, The Russian Front, and The Pacific. Some of the most unique items created by the company are experimental rockets and jet aircraft for the German Luftwaffe. These sets are always in high demand when they are released, and only ever available in small numbers! Other conflicts covered include The Zulu War, The French & Indian War, The Napoleonic Wars, and more. Thomas Gunn Miniatures is known for tackling personality figures that other manufacturers do not, allowing for a variety of different looks in your displays. These figures match well with King & Country and John Jenkins Designs toy soldiers in terms of scale and subject matter. Choose a category below to view our selection of Thomas Gunn Miniatures' highly detailed, historically accurate toy soldiers.

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