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Camera, Aerial, Fairchild K-37

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


This camera, with a between-the-lens shutter, was designed for medium- to high-altitude night reconnaissance. Flares, timed to synchronize with the photography, were dropped to light the target. This particular K-37 was used on a Lockheed U-2 aircraft.

Gift of Mr. Bruce Ehrens, Fairfax, VA.

Date: 1951

Country of Origin: United States of America


Physical Description:Fairchild K-37 aerial camera with Kodak Aero-Ektar f: 2.5 f lens, 305 mm.; 4 plug control box attached; lens cone 1ft. 8in. long x 1ft.; gray aluminum housing.

Inventory number: A19970533000

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