Viking Dragon Longship Model

$115.00

This Viking Dragon Longship Model shows Expert Craftmanship that make this a great decor for any room.  The Vikings used it as a stealthy troop carrier powered by sail and muscular oarsmen. Our model replica, atop included display stand, captures every detail and boasts hand-strung rigging, with a Dragons Hull head. A definitive gift for historians, sailors or anyone who admires the Viking spirit! Gift for Viking enthusiast!

  • This Viking Dragon Longship Model Stands at 29.21 cm (11.5″) tall, 32.36 cm (12.75″) long and 25.4 (10″) deep approximately.
  • This Viking Dragon Longship Model is made of designer composite resin, hand painted and polished
  • This Viking Dragon Longship Model comes in two pieces; The Fully Assembled Ship and the Base Stand.

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Viking Dragon Longship Model

FUN TRIVIA:  Longships were naval vessels made and used by the Vikings from Scandinavia and Iceland for trade, commerce, exploration, and warfare during the Viking Age. The longship’s design evolved over many years, beginning in the Stone Age with the invention of the umiak and continuing up to the 9th century with the Nydam and Kvalsund ships. The longship appeared in its complete form between the 9th and 13th centuries. The character and appearance of these ships have been reflected in Scandinavian boat-building traditions until today. The long-ship is characterized as a graceful, long, narrow, light, wooden boat with a shallow draft hull designed for speed. The ship’s shallow draft allowed navigation in waters only one metre deep and permitted beach landings, while its light weight enabled it to be carried over portages. Longships were also double-ended, the symmetrical bow and stern allowing the ship to reverse direction quickly without having to turn around; this trait proved particularly useful in northern latitudes where icebergs and sea ice posed hazards to navigation. Longships were fitted with oars along almost the entire length of the boat itself. Later versions sported a rectangular sail on a single mast which was used to replace or augment the effort of the rowers, particularly during long journeys. Longships were the epitome of Scandinavian naval power at the time, and were highly valued possessions. They were often owned by coastal farmers and commissioned by the king in times of conflict, in order to build a powerful naval force. While longships were used by the Norse in warfare, they were troop transports, not warships. In the tenth century, these boats would sometimes be tied together in battle to form a steady platform for infantry warfare. They were called dragonships by enemies such as the English[6] because they had a dragon-shaped prow.

Additional information

Weight 136 kg
Dimensions 39.11 × 35.8 × 29.46 cm
Celts and Vikings

Celts and Vikings