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 in Chantilly, VA.

Camera, Aerial, Fairchild K-37

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Date

1951

Inventory Number

A19970533000

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Bruce Ehrens, Fairfax, VA.

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

OVERALL - ALUMINUM

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Type

EQUIPMENT-Photographic