Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit by Dusek Ship Models
Length 8.7″ Scale 1/72″
Viking Knarr 1/72
Heavy Freight-Carrying Merchant Ships – (Knarr). All these ships have similar characteristics. They were all broader in proportion to their length than the warships. They had a wider and deeper hull for cargo, and they were clearly much more dependent on the sail than the oars. Speed for these vessels was clearly not a priority. The real priority was to have a seaworthy vessel which could cross vast stretches of ocean without wreck. The oars would probably only have been used to help the ship in and out of harbour. These ships probably operated along the coasts of Scandinavia and in the open seas to the west.
This model represents the similar Knarr which was found near the village of Skuldelev at Denmark and which is known as Skuldelev 1. The original was built in Norway between years 1030 and 1050 mainly from oak and pine. Length of the ship was about 16.3m and displacement about 24 tons.
Does not come with tools, paint, glue, display stand or pedestals.