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.
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.