Camera, Aerial, Fritz Volk Handkammer HK12.5

Camera, Aerial, Fritz Volk Handkammer HK12.5

     

This hand-held camera for low-level reconnaissance has a Schneider-Gottingen Xenon lens. Equipped with special color film, the camera was also used for spotting camouflage. Turning the right handle clockwise winds the film and cocks the shutter, which is finger tripped.

Gift of Stuart G. Newman.

Physical Description:
Gray color; lens cone dented; leather strap missing; lens by Schneider-Gottingen #44878; xenon 1:2, f=12.5 cm; some corrosion.

Country of Origin
Germany

Manufacturer
Fritz Volk G.m.b.H.

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
metal, glass, phenolic, rubber, wood, leather
Dimensions
Overall: 5 3/4 x 5in. (14.6 x 12.7cm)
Other (5 3/4 IN): 5 3/4 x 11 x 5in. (14.6 x 27.9 x 12.7cm)

This hand-held camera for low-level reconnaissance has a Schneider-Gottingen Xenon lens. Equipped with special color film, the camera was also used for spotting camouflage. Turning the right handle clockwise winds the film and cocks the shutter, which is finger tripped.

Gift of Stuart G. Newman.

Physical Description:
Gray color; lens cone dented; leather strap missing; lens by Schneider-Gottingen #44878; xenon 1:2, f=12.5 cm; some corrosion.

Country of Origin
Germany

Manufacturer
Fritz Volk G.m.b.H.

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
metal, glass, phenolic, rubber, wood, leather
Dimensions
Overall: 5 3/4 x 5in. (14.6 x 12.7cm)
Other (5 3/4 IN): 5 3/4 x 11 x 5in. (14.6 x 27.9 x 12.7cm)

ID: A19870352000