Instructions, 1:35 Skoda M.11 siege howitzer model, 3D printed kit, Skoda M.11-Mörser

Instructions, 1:35 M11 siege howitzer model, 3D printed kit, Skoda M.11-Mörser

The 30.5 cm M.11 siege howitzer (also called the Škoda 305 mm howitzer or M.11-Mörser) with the types M.11, M.11/16 and M.16 was a gun of the fortress artillery of the Austro-Hungarian Army. It was used by the Czechoslovakian (as 30.5-cm moždíř vz. 11) and Yugoslavian armies in the interwar period and by the German Wehrmacht during World War II. This model is a M11 variant, developed by ModellbauRay studio.


The weapon was transported in three sections by a 100-horsepower 15 ton Austro-Daimler M 12 artillery tractor. 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 fuze. The light shell was capable of creating a crater 8 meters wide and 8 meters 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.

A turret cupola from one of Antwerp's fortresses hit and split by a 30.5 cm shell during the Siege of Antwerp in 1914. This turret can be found in Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Wien.

This manual will show you how to make the howitzer's firing form and its transport form. Please note, in order to convert the gun into the transmport form, you will need to get the gun body transporter kit first.
If this is your first 3D printed kit to be built, please go through our How to Build 3D printed Models instructions. Please pay attention to personal protection, wear gloves, protective glasses and wash hands after work.
Do not glue them, if you want to make the transport form.
Do not glue them, if you want to make the transport form.
Do not glue them, if you want to make the transport form.
When building the fire form, the gun should sit on the platform. Please note the default platform is a one-piece cast resin part. 
When building the transport form, the gun body should be connected to the gun body transporter. Below are the instructions for making it to the transport form, before that make sure you have ordered the body transporter kit.


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