Skywave 1/700 IJN Akashi Repair Ship, W37

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Skywave 1/700 IJN Akashi Repair Ship, W37 plastic model kit

1/700 W37 Skywave IJN Akashi Repair Ship

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

Pit Road/Skywave issue of this highly detailed and finely molded waterline kit. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Akashi was the IJN's only purpose-built repair ship. The design is said to have been based on USS Medusa. In her career she repaired dozens of major surface units, including emergency repairs to Shokaku and Zuiho after Santa Cruz, also to Yamato following USS Skate's torpedo attack on that vessel. Akashi was sunk by US carrier aircraft at Palau on March 31, 1944. (Thanks to Dusty Rhodes for that information)