United States Army Air Force camera

United States Army Air Force camera (aircraft camera) United States Army Air Force camera (aircraft camera) United States Army Air Force camera (aircraft camera) United States Army Air Force camera (aircraft camera) United States Army Air Force camera (aircraft camera) United States Army Air Force camera (aircraft camera)

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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.

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:
1977-768/1
Materials:
wood (unidentified), plywood, cardboard, cotton (textile), paper (fibre product), aluminium alloy, zinc (metal), velvet, nickel plated, brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal), glass and leather
Measurements:
overall: 176 mm x 197 mm x 283 mm, 4.68 kg
type:
aircraft camera
credit:
Purchased from Christie's