Greek Bireme Model Ship Kit – Amati (1404)
The Greek Bireme Ancient Warship 480 BC Model Ship Kit is superbly detailed, accurate and a faithful interpretation of the original vessel. All materials are of the finest available, plans and instructions are always excellent and easily followed. Amati Ship Models has integrated computer design and the latest materials to produce high quality ship model kits.
History of the Greek Bireme Ancient Warship 480BC
A fast and fearsome battleship, the Bireme was manned by 44 oarsmen working on two banks of oars. The protruding bow was a useful tool for ramming enemy ships during close range fighting, as the Persian fleet discovered at the Battle of Salamis. The style of vessel changed little from 480BC to late Roman Empire times, so the model could be used as a basis for a Roman vessel.