Academy Models 18130 DAVINCI Paddleboat

Academy ModelsSKU: ACD00018130


In the case of the paddleboat, Da Vinci envisioned a means of propulsion for
ships and smaller craft that didn't rely on sails or oars, but rather a pair of
paddle wheels, one on either side of the boat, which could provide sufficient
power to travel up river or through strong winds and currents at sea. While the
notion of paddlewheel propulsion did not originate with da Vinci, he was one of
several designers that put forward paddle wheel concepts in the 15th Century.
The design was man-powered at the time as practical steam power was still
several centuries away.

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