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Built at Skoda Werke -Siege artillery in the collection of the Bucharest Military Museum

A series of eight plates published in the 2011 non-fiction book "Built at Skoda Werke -Siege artillery in the collection of the Bucharest Military Museum".

30.5cm mortar, model 1911, the mainstay of the Austro-Hungarian siege batteries, and as such it saw action on pretty much every front during the first world war.

30.5cm mortar, model 1911, the mainstay of the Austro-Hungarian siege batteries, and as such it saw action on pretty much every front during the first world war.

30.5cm mostar, model 1911. For ease of maneuver, the piece is split into three parts.

30.5cm mostar, model 1911. For ease of maneuver, the piece is split into three parts.

Austro-Daimler artillery tractors that were used to tow the Austro-Hungarian heavy artillery pieces.

Austro-Daimler artillery tractors that were used to tow the Austro-Hungarian heavy artillery pieces.

M16 30,5 cm Mortar, a simplification of the M11 mortar firing the same shell, of which the only surviving example is preserved in the courtyard of the Military Museum of Bucharest.

M16 30,5 cm Mortar, a simplification of the M11 mortar firing the same shell, of which the only surviving example is preserved in the courtyard of the Military Museum of Bucharest.

38cm Belagerungshaubitze M16 (Siege Howitzer) shown in transport configuration, as it appears now in the Military Museum of Bucharest.

38cm Belagerungshaubitze M16 (Siege Howitzer) shown in transport configuration, as it appears now in the Military Museum of Bucharest.

38cm Skoda Siege Howitzer No.6 in firing position, as displayed by the Vienna Military Museum.

38cm Skoda Siege Howitzer No.6 in firing position, as displayed by the Vienna Military Museum.

The Austro-Daimler "C-Zug", or "generator car", designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porshe, was one of those inventions ahead of its time - all purpose locomotive for military fort railways and a road vehicle for carrying extra heavy loads.

The Austro-Daimler "C-Zug", or "generator car", designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porshe, was one of those inventions ahead of its time - all purpose locomotive for military fort railways and a road vehicle for carrying extra heavy loads.

42cm Autohaubitze / Belagerungshaubitze M16, the heaviest piece of artillery in the Austro-Hungarian arsenal. The sole survivor of this type is in the collection of the Bucharest Military museum.

42cm Autohaubitze / Belagerungshaubitze M16, the heaviest piece of artillery in the Austro-Hungarian arsenal. The sole survivor of this type is in the collection of the Bucharest Military museum.