MT21 Bucentaure

MT21 Bucentaure

£24.00

Bucentaure, 80 gun, 3rd rate French flagship at  Trafalgar.  A very large formidable opponent.  Kit is cast in white metal with etched brass  ratlines, assembly instructions and sail template. Brass etched sails are available as an optional extra, see MTC05.

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Bucentaure was launched in 1803 having been built in Toulon to the standard 1787 80 gun ship plan designed by Jacques Noel Sane.  This French 80 gun two-decked ship was an  extremely powerfully armed warship with a weight of broad side greater than a 98 gun three-decked ship and sailing qualities as good as a 74.