Solar-Vought Torpedo Camera

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The Vought-Solar Aircraft Torpedo Camera Type 1 was produced between 1943 and (early?) 1944 by Russell Vought Co, a division of Solar Aircraft Co , San Diego, CA, USA.[1] The camera was a motorised panoramic camera,[2] to document aerial torpedo attacks (from launch to impact), was fitted with a louvre shutter and shot 7-inch wide negatives in 120-type film.

Burke & James bought many of these surplus converting them to panoramic cameras for general civilian use. They were marketed under the name Panoram.

Notes and References

  1. USN Order nº N288S-11790
  2. Commonly a 24 Volt Model, but a 12 V model also exists