Camera, Aerial, Vought Strip Reconnaissance, Solar Aircraft, U.S. Navy

Camera, Aerial, Vought Strip Reconnaissance, Solar Aircraft, U.S. Navy

     

In this type of camera, continuously moving film matched the aircraft's speed, a technique that resulted in a more precise image at low altitude or high speed. Col. George Goddard of the Army Air Corps pioneered the concept and asked the Russell Vought Division of the Solar Aircraft Company to build prototypes. The Navy tested the Vought camera first. It has a 3½-inch stereo lens (displayed behind the camera) and a 6-inch single metrogon (90-degree, wide-angle) lens. The camera control unit for the 6-inch lens adjusts exposures according to speed and altitude.

Transferred from United States Department of the Navy

Physical Description:
20 x 14 x 17in.; 24v; Single lens, metrogon f:6.3; focal length 6in. (153.4mm) and Bausch & Lomb 3 1/2 in. stereo lens (wide angle velo stigmat, 90mm) . 2camera controls,camera face & elect. cable in box

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Solar Aircraft Co.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Dimensions
3-D: 20 x 14 x 17cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 6 11/16 in.)
3-D (Control Boxes): 15.5 x 9 x 17.5cm (6 1/8 x 3 9/16 x 6 7/8 in.)
3-D (Stereo Lens): 35.5 x 7.5 x 37cm (14 x 2 15/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

In this type of camera, continuously moving film matched the aircraft's speed, a technique that resulted in a more precise image at low altitude or high speed. Col. George Goddard of the Army Air Corps pioneered the concept and asked the Russell Vought Division of the Solar Aircraft Company to build prototypes. The Navy tested the Vought camera first. It has a 3½-inch stereo lens (displayed behind the camera) and a 6-inch single metrogon (90-degree, wide-angle) lens. The camera control unit for the 6-inch lens adjusts exposures according to speed and altitude.

Transferred from United States Department of the Navy

Physical Description:
20 x 14 x 17in.; 24v; Single lens, metrogon f:6.3; focal length 6in. (153.4mm) and Bausch & Lomb 3 1/2 in. stereo lens (wide angle velo stigmat, 90mm) . 2camera controls,camera face & elect. cable in box

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Solar Aircraft Co.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Dimensions
3-D: 20 x 14 x 17cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 6 11/16 in.)
3-D (Control Boxes): 15.5 x 9 x 17.5cm (6 1/8 x 3 9/16 x 6 7/8 in.)
3-D (Stereo Lens): 35.5 x 7.5 x 37cm (14 x 2 15/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

ID: A19710973000