Pioneer, a privateer two-man submarine, was begun in New Orleans in 1861 to meet the menace of the United States steamers New London and Calhoun on Lake Pontchartrain. She was completed in early 1862, having been constructed from quarter-inch riveted iron plates that had been cut from old boilers.
Detailed paper model of the Pioneer includes a display cradle, and the option to make the control compartment and "drive crank" visible. Paper Model Details: approximately 197 parts on 12 pages, with 18 diagrams and four wire templates. Optional parts for visible interior, clear conning windows, and rivet detail (816 paper rivets!). Degree of Difficulty: 5/5.