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Spitfire PR Mk XIX in detail

Camera equipment

n by Joachim Smith

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The business end of one of the two camera types used in the S31, the vertical SKa 10 (SKa being the acronym for SpaningsKamera, meaning ’reconnaissance camera’).


Photo: Joachim Smith


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The SKa 10 was also used in the twin-engine SAAB S18 and later in the S29 recce version of the Tunnan (’Flying Barrel’) jet fighter.

Photo: Joachim Smith


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The film magazine of the SKa 10 could hold some 500 18x21cm pictures on a 100 metre roll of perforated film, 23 centimetres wide.

Photo: Joachim Smith

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