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Camera, Aerial, Fritz Volk Handkammer HK12.5

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


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.

Manufacturer: Fritz Volk G.m.b.H.

Country of Origin: Germany

Materials: metal, glass, phenolic, rubber, wood, leather

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

Inventory number: A19870352000

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