A typical Roman warship of the first Century B.C. This Bireme was driven by two rows of oars. Outriggers stabilized the ship and the wales protected the hull from the protruding bows of enemy ships. While fast under oar, this type of vessel capsized easily under too much sail.
Kit: Plank on bulkhead construction
This kit has been recently updated. Panart’s double planked hull features laser cut wooden components. The bow and stern sections which used to be made of plastic are now laser-cut out of wood. The oars now come pre-shaped but still require assembly. The fittings are of wood and metal. Cotton sail cloth, rigging. The silk tent for dignitaries or officers and the imperial standard of Caesar are silk screened. The instructions are straightforward and written in English and Italian. Detailed full-size plans showing every conceivable view are included
Dimensions: Length: 24-1/2” (623mm)