Camera, Aerial, Wild RC-8, Lens and Shutter Assembly

The Coast and Geodetic Survey and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used the Wild RC-8 from 1956 to 1990 for many purposes: transportation, communication, and defense systems; boundary and property surveys; land record systems; mapping and charting; and scientific and engineering applications. Wild-Heerbrugg has a series of mapping cameras that are used worldwide. This camera is displayed with its drive, viewfinder, suspension mount, control box, and other accessories.

Gift of the US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division.

Physical Description:
Aviogon 6-inch lens cone, F151.77, 250mm, F-6". With rotary shutter and diaphragm connected to the focal plane frame with optical marks and recording instruments (level, watch, altimeter and counter) Electriacally operated system. No case.

Manufacturer
Wild Heerbrugg

Date
1956-1991

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
non-ferrous metal, painted OD green
Dimensions
Overall: 17 x 13 x 18in. (43.2 x 33 x 45.7cm)

The Coast and Geodetic Survey and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used the Wild RC-8 from 1956 to 1990 for many purposes: transportation, communication, and defense systems; boundary and property surveys; land record systems; mapping and charting; and scientific and engineering applications. Wild-Heerbrugg has a series of mapping cameras that are used worldwide. This camera is displayed with its drive, viewfinder, suspension mount, control box, and other accessories.

Gift of the US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division.

Physical Description:
Aviogon 6-inch lens cone, F151.77, 250mm, F-6". With rotary shutter and diaphragm connected to the focal plane frame with optical marks and recording instruments (level, watch, altimeter and counter) Electriacally operated system. No case.

Manufacturer
Wild Heerbrugg

Date
1956-1991

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
non-ferrous metal, painted OD green
Dimensions
Overall: 17 x 13 x 18in. (43.2 x 33 x 45.7cm)

ID: A20020239000