Camera, Aerial, Hand-Held, Kodak A-1, U.S. Navy

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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, Hand-Held, Kodak A-1, U.S. Navy

Collection Item Summary:

This hand-held, glass-plate camera, used by the U.S. Navy, has a Hawkeye Aerial F4.5 lens and a single-slit, variable-tension shutter. It was used to take oblique photos over the side of an open-cockpit aircraft. The design evolved from the Type A English camera, which was based on a captured German aerial design.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19830030000

Physical Description

O.D. painted metal camera with wooden handles.

Manufacturer

Country of Origin

United States of America

Dimensions

17in long, 7in wide

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