Camera, Gun, Motion Picture, Kodak Mark 1, USN,


Display Status:

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

Camera, Gun, Motion Picture, Kodak Mark 1, USN,

Collection Item Summary:

This spring-motor, trigger-activated gun camera, used by the U.S. Navy, recorded "target hits," made photographically on sensitized paper. The camera was mounted on a Lewis machine gun in place of the ammunition drum for gun practice, or on the top wing to simulate a wing gun and to record training activity. A Veeder exposure counter and lens hood were standard.

Collection Item Long Description:

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Physical Description

9-1/2in. barrel with film magazine attached. Has case w/spare magazine & barrel extension.

Credit Line

Transferred from the U.S. Navy


Country of Origin

United States of America


9-1/2in. barrel

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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