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Roman Warship 31 B.C. (for Vue)
• Offered By: DigimationModelBank and Helgard
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2.43 M (approx.)
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• Uploaded on: 1/20/08
• System Requirements: Windows/ Mac, Vue 6 or higher
• File Format: Vue d`Esprit
This product contains: vob and/ or vue files.
• Texturing: Texture Maps
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The Roman Navy (Latin: Classis, lit. "fleet") comprised the naval forces of the Roman state. Unlike modern naval forces, it never existed as an autonomous service, but operated as an adjunct to the Roman army. Founded in ca. 311 BC, and massively expanded course of the First Punic War, the Roman navy played a vital role in the early stages of the Roman Republic`s ascension to hegemony in the Mediterranean Sea, especially in the wars against Carthage, but was gradually reduced in size and significance, undertaking mainly policing duties, under the Empire. In the 4th century, the bulk of the Roman fleet was moved to the Eastern Roman Empire, and continued to serve as the Byzantine navy.
This ship is a Penteconter, a precursor to the later biremes and triremes. The development of the ram in about 800 BC changed the nature of naval warfare, which had until that point involved boarding and hand-to-hand fighting. Now a more maneuverable ship could render a slower ship useless by staving in its sides.
The model contains groups for animation and materials for retexturing.
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