Camera, Fairchild K-3B

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:

Sherman M. Fairchild’s 1922 K-3B aerial film camera featured a between-the-lens shutter and became the industry standard with its precision photography for vertical and oblique missions.

Sherman M. Fairchild’s 1922 K-3B aerial film camera became the industry standard with its precision photography for vertical and oblique missions. Fairchild Aerial Camera prepared this first aerial mosaic (100 photographs

assembled into one map) of Manhattan Island, New York City.