COREL SM25 KIT REALE DE FRANCE in legno da costruire -
7th century galley The origins of the galley, a typical warship characterised by a very streamlined shape, can be traced back to the Mediterranean ships of classical antiquity. The first examples of the galley date back to the end of the 12th century; successive modifications led to the special lines of the 16th century, its period of greatest espansion and utilisation. Its original function as a vessel of war having been abandoned, the last galleys survived until the second half of the 18th century as status symbols. Our model is a scale 1:60 reproduction of a sumptuous galley of the time of Louis XIV. The original documentation used for the reconstruction is kept in a famous French museum.
The galley is equipped with five cannons with the special gun-mounting on the prow and numerous culverins
The rigging is extremely elegant and presents no great difficulties of construction.
The model is completed by the flags, and the sails which are ready for rigging