Camera, Aerial, Wild RC-8, Lens and Shutter Assembly


Display Status:

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

Camera, Aerial, Wild RC-8, Lens and Shutter Assembly

Collection Item Summary:

The Coast and Geodetic Survey and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used the Wild RC-8 from 1956 to 1990 for many purposes: transportation, communication, and defense systems; boundary and property surveys; land record systems; mapping and charting; and scientific and engineering applications. Wild-Heerbrugg has a series of mapping cameras that are used worldwide. This camera is displayed with its drive, viewfinder, suspension mount, control box, and other accessories.

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Physical Description

Aviogon 6-inch lens cone, F151.77, 250mm, F-6". With rotary shutter and diaphragm connected to the focal plane frame with optical marks and recording instruments (level, watch, altimeter and counter) Electriacally operated system. No case.

Credit Line

Gift of the US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division.



non-ferrous metal, painted OD green


Overall: 17 x 13 x 18in. (43.2 x 33 x 45.7cm)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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