You are here

Camera, Aerial, Fairchild F-1, U.S. Navy


Display Status:

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

Camera, Aerial, Fairchild F-1, U.S. Navy

Collection Item Summary:

This rapid-action, moderately priced automatic camera was used for oblique spotting photography by commercial and military photographers. It used three different length lenses. On the lens is a yellow filter; also displayed are a red filter, film magazine, and empty roller.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Fairchild Aerial Camera Corp.

Credit Line

Transferred from the U.S. Navy


  • 3-D: 41 x 31 x 44cm (16 1/8 x 12 3/16 x 17 5/16 in.)
  • Other (Filters): 4 3/16in. (10.7cm)
  • Other (Film Spools): 2 5/8 x 7 3/16in. (6.6 x 18.2cm)
  • Other (Plate Magazines): 10 1/4 x 2 9/16 x 6 5/16in. (26 x 6.5 x 16cm)

See more items in

National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

17 x 11 x 8in.; with post and crosshair sight; Carl Zeiss Tessar 4-5 lens; 1 filter missing. Backplate, 6 roll film magazines, 2 5x7 cut film magazines, 2 filters;1935



Inventory Number