Viking longships were fast and could sail in shallow water. This gave the Vikings the possibility to travel up rivers as well as across the sea. In a raid, a ship could be hauled up on a beach. The element of surprise was an important strategic military tactic that gave the Vikings several advantages over their enemies. The Vikings could jump out and start fighting, and then make a quick getaway if they were chased.
Many Viking ships were equipped with a dragon head on the bow. The dragon was one of the most famous symbols of the Vikings. Vikings believed the dragon could protect them against evil spirits at sea.
This beautiful wooden model kit features 130 easy-to-assemble pieces. Illustrated instructions are included.
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