Cine equipment and motion picture projector manufacturer, formed Milan 1920; developed lightweight 35mm aerial cameras during 1930s; switched to weapons manufacture during second world war, factory destroyed 1942; 1959 agreement with Rank Organisation replaced Kalee projectors with Cinemeccanica equipment in cinemas in UK and Commonwealth; Victoria 5 projector introduced in 1975; French subsidiary Cinemeccanica France SA established in 1995; 2006 introduced CMC3 D2 digital projector