This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
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The F-1 is a rapid action, semi-automatic camera used for oblique photography and intelligence purposes. It is hand-held and the film is drawn into position by rotating the right hand grip. The camera was often used for high altitude photography of military installations and bombing practices.
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- Tapered box with 2 handles, lens and sight.
- Negative film size 13 x 18cm
- Focal length of lens 50cm