Corel Al Bahran, Arabian Dhow 1:50
The model reproduces a typical dhow used in the waters surrounding the Arabian peninsula for fishing and coastal trading. During the colonial occupation, the Italian Navy armed them with 37 mm guns.
Dhow is the generic name of a number of traditional sailing vessels with one or more masts with lateen sails used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region. The exact origins of the dhow are lost to history. Most scholars believe that it originated in China between 600 B.C. to 600 A.D. Some claim that the sambuk, a type of dhow, may be derived from the Portuguese caravel. Centuries old in design, boats like the Al Bahran are still used in the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf for fishing and coastal trading. During the colonial occupation, the Italian Navy armed them with 37 mm guns.
The Corel Al Bahran wooden ship model is an accurate reproduction of the real Arabian Dhow. Corel's Al Bahran plank-on-bulkhead model ship kit contains pre-cut hardwoods and an abundance of fittings. Double planking in beech and tanganyka is supplemented by beautifully hatch marked decorative strips running along the stern section. Blocks, barrels and buckets are beech, boxwood and walnut. Rudder hinges, transom decorations and nameplate are brass. Kit also includes four brass swivel guns, sail material, flag and three sizes of rigging line. Detailed plans and step-by-step instruction book ensure trouble-free completion.
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