A typical first century B.C. Roman war ship. This Bireme was driven by two rows of oars. Out riggers 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. This ship model kit single planked.
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