USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20, 1940-1945

Made:
1940-1945 in Rochester
manufacturer:
Folmer Graflex Corporation
1977-768/1: USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20 Serial No. AC-45-552, designed by Fairchild and manufactured by Folmer

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1977-768/1: USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20 Serial No. AC-45-552, designed by Fairchild and manufactured by Folmer
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USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20 Serial No. AC-45-552, designed by Fairchild and manufactured by Folmer Graflex Corporation, Rochester, New York, United States, 1940-1945. With fitted case and instruction manual. Also known as the Fairchild K20

USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20 Serial No. AC-45-552, designed by Fairchild and manufactured by Folmer Graflex Corporation, Rochester, New York, United States, 1940-1945.

The Fairchild K20 was an aerial photography camera used during World War Two. Many bomber planes carried these cameras, as it enabled pilots to take low altitude images, such as of potential enemy missile launch sites or targets.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1977-768
Materials:
aluminium alloy, brass (copper, zinc alloy), cardboard, cotton (textile), glass, leather, nickel plated, paper (fibre product), plywood, steel (metal), velvet, wood (unidentified) and zinc (metal)
type:
aircraft camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)