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Mystery "Fairchild" Aerial Camera??? Please Help identify


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Yesterday, I was looking in some local antique shops and found what I believe to be a Aerial Reconnaissance Camera.  It has everything but the lens and carrying case, however, it is in immaculate condition.

I know that it is manufactured by Fairchild due to a identification plate, however, no other identification markings.  Even the leveling bubbles worked.  It weighs about 40 pounds.  the only other identification was a SN plate on the inside of 840 M.  It came with some extras in a bag (see photo) and there is a date written on a plate of 25 June 1944.

If any of you could let me know what it is and the value, it would be appreciated.  The only thing that I found similar to what it could be is a Fairchild Model K-17.

Thanks

 

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My pleasure , regarding Fairchild and aerial survey , here in Argentina is preserved one of two Fairchild 82 D planes purchased in 1937 .both served for aerial survey until 1963 . when they were replaced with Avro Lincoln bombers .Perhaps in the Museo Nacional de Aeronutica .someone knows something about the aerial cameras used .museonacionaldeaeronauticamoron.blogspot.com.

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