Camera, Aerial, Fairchild K-3A, U.S. Navy
- Fairchild Aerial Camera Corp.
- Physical Description
- Has film mag.attached;also rear cover plate & 2 filters in box. Has a f-5.0, 12in. aerostigmat lens #ec 654.
- Sherman Fairchild developed the high-quality K-3 camera with its between-the-lens shutter that minimized distortion. The camera set the technical standard for commercial and military mapping and for vertical and oblique photography in the 1920s and '30s. The K-3A had a Veeder automatic instrument data recorder that imprinted information directly onto the film. The popular K-3B could use six different length lenses but lacked the data recorder.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from the U.S. Navy
- Inventory Number
- Restrictions & Rights
- Usage conditions apply
- 3-D: 33 x 50.8 x 30.5cm (13 x 20 x 12 in.)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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- National Air and Space Museum Collection
- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
- Boeing Aviation Hangar
- National Air and Space Museum
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- Metadata Usage (text)
- Not determined
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