Aerial Reconnaissance Camera Control Box (Japan)

Accession Number RELAWM24740
Collection type Technology
Object type Optical equipment
Place made Japan
Date made pre 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Japanese 2 x aerial camera control boxes. They are in fair condition although the metal shows signs of pitting and powerdering and the paint is peeling. They each measure 6" X 5" X 5". Relic shipped by No 5 MH Team ex Rabaul per SS Salamaua on 8/1/46. 5 MH Team Case No 17. MHS Sydney Case S286. (Folios 31, and 247 to 254, AWM File 748/003/042.1 refers)

History / Summary

These control boxes are for pre-determining the number of exposures to each 'run' that the aircraft makes over an area on an aerial survey.