Superbly detailed and accurate model of the Greek/Athenian Bireme. 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.
Amati ship model plans are faithful interpretations of the original vessel. Amati ship model plans and instructions are always excellent and easily followed. Amati has integrated computer design and the latest materials to produce high quality ship model plans.