Camera, Aerial, Folmer Graflex, K-20


Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

The K-20 was a lightweight, hand-held World War II aerial camera. Equipped with a high-speed shutter, it was used by the military for day reconnaissance between 1941 and 1946

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


Credit Line

Gift of George Kay


metals, white metal, glass, lens


3-D: 27.9 × 24.1 × 17.8cm (11 × 9 1/2 × 7 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Gray metal body; 4 x 5 format, 162mm f4.5 lens; with metal carrying case, bracket, film threading plate, 2 filters.



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