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9.45­-inch (240mm) Skoda Howitzers Boxer Uprising 1900
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I know this is OT ie preWWI but you people have come up with the goods before!

I have searched the archives for a mention, but whilst there is a passing reference in one thread, no details were provided.

A book on the Hong Kong Royal Artillery (Denis Rollo. The Guns & Gunners of Hong Kong. HK, 1991) says that part of the RGA Siege Train sent from South Africa 'landed at Kowloon and with it were two 9.45­-inch (240mm) Skoda howitzers which had been purchased for the war in South Africa.

What I am seeking is technical data on these guns and hopefully a photo...

Many thanks for any help anyone can give. (Its still for the Book on the BU - credit will be given)

-- Edited by Mike Blake on Sunday 27th of June 2010 06:31:34 PM

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...perhaps you allude to the kuK 24cm M98 Morser.   It preceded the famed 30,5cm Morser,  and broke down for travel into three loads much the same way.   It comes as a surprise to me if this weapon system went to China;  unless it was for battle testing ( the same circumstance under which the French "75" was employed there). 

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Thanks for the response - I must have missed subscribing to the tread and did not know there had been an answer. I imagine that this was the case - to give them a test in campaign conditions. Now I will search for stats on this kuK 24cm M98 Morser - can anyone help?

As an aside, as well as the French 75, the Russians trialled their QF field gun in China & Manchuria too.

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