Camera, Aerial, Mapping, Fairchild T-2A


Display Status:

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

Camera, Aerial, Mapping, Fairchild T-2A

Collection Item Summary:

Fairchild Aerial Camera Corporation built the production model of the T 2 and T-2A four-lens camera, which improved upon the T-1 tri-lens mapping camera developed by Maj. James Bagley of the U.S. Army Air Service Engineering Division. The T-2A had one vertical lens and three oblique lenses set at 35 degrees, which provided a 120-degree field of view at right angles to the direction of flight. Four lens caps are also displayed.

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Credit Line

Transferred from the U.S. Navy

Country of Origin

United States of America


Storage (Crate): 96 x 60 x 96in. (243.8 x 152.4 x 243.8cm)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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