USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20 Serial No. AC-45-552, designed by Fairchild and manufactured by Folmer Graflex Corporation, Rochester, New York, United States, 1940-1945.
The Fairchild K20 was an aerial photography camera used during World War Two. Many bomber planes carried these cameras, as it enabled pilots to take low altitude images, such as of potential enemy missile launch sites or targets.
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