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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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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type EQUIPMENT-Photographic Manufacturer Fairchild Aerial Camera Corp.
Physical Description Tapered box with 2 handles, lens and sight. Negative film size 13 x 18cm Focal length of lens 50cm Dimensions 3-D: 55.9 x 29.2 x 21.6cm, 83.5kg (22 x 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in., 184lb.)
Materials stainless,white metal, glass, wood, brass
Inventory Number A19710967000 Credit Line Transferred from the U.S. Navy Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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