WWII RAF SPITFIRE AIRCRAFT G45 GUN CAMERA
WWII RAF SPITFIRE AIRCRAFT G45 GUN CAMERA. The G45 gun camera was used throughout WWII by British fighter units and armament schools from 1939 onwards . It was designed and manufactured by the Williamson company of London and Reading and was developed from the G42B. It used 16 mm orthochromatic film supplied in 25 ft lengths with a frame speed of 16, 18 or 20 per second, these corresponding to the rates of fire of the Lewis, Vickers K and Browning machine guns. The G45 was fitted as standard on Fighter Command aircraft (Spitfire and Hurricanes). It was controlled by an electrical switch operated by the gun-firing pneumatic system. On this camera, the side panel states: Camera Type G.45 24 Volts Ref. No. 14A/1390. AM, Serial No. S3526. Lens has following: Short Lens Type G.45 Ref. No. 14 A/1398 and is painted black. Magazine included which states "Magazine Type G45 Ref. No. 14/1393 Serial No.S 80876. Measures 13”x3 ½”x2”
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