This model is built with very high detail and near to scale. The model is great for your animation work! We have searched out all reference materials we could find to build this model as accurately as possible. It has an animateable turret and guns. Cannon shot are also included in the files. This model is fully textured and very detailed with canvas covering, railings, gratings and details on the ship.
The USS Monitor was designed and built to aid the Union Naval forces blockading the Southern ports to fend off Southern built Ironclads being built to attack and break blockades.
The Monitor was a simple design with a single turret in the center of the main deck carrying two large cannon. The turret could rotate to any angle and there fore attack an enemy in any direction. This was a completely new concept at the time. The ship was also built structurally of wood timbers and skin but had a thick iron clad plating attached to cover exposed wood above the water line and protect it from cannon shot and ball from enemy vessels.