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.

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.