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Camera, Aerial, Mapping, Fairchild T-2A

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


Fairchild Aerial Camera Corporation built the production model of the T 2 and T-2A four-lens camera, which improved upon the T-1 tri-lens mapping camera developed by Maj. James Bagley of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. The T-2A had one vertical lens and three oblique lenses set at 35 degrees, which provided a 120-degree field of view at right angles to the direction of flight. Four lens caps are also displayed.

Transferred from United States Department of the Navy

Manufacturer: Fairchild Aerial Camera Corp.

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Storage (Crate): 96 x 60 x 96in. (243.8 x 152.4 x 243.8cm)

Inventory number: A19711004000

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