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ON4552

Original German WWII Luftwaffe Aerial Camera Handkammer Hk 12.5cm in Transit Chest with Bring Back Papers

Regular price $995.00

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Original Item: Only One Available. Handkammer Hk 12.5cm manufactured by Fritz Völk (military code: "gxn") in Berlin. The Handkammer HK12.5/7x9 was used by the German Luftwaffe for reconnaissance photos during WWII. It was the forerunner of the Hasselblad and the first handheld camera which had an interchangeable magazine. The lensis a Schneider Xenon 2.0/12.5cm. This camera was similar to the "Reihenbildner" camera ("Rb 20/30", "Rb 50/30 and "Rb 75/30", military code: "nze") which was a motorized stationary camera used in airplanes.

This example is in excellent condition and is complete with filters, manual, Luftwaffe marked wood transit chest, lens cover, wonderful brown bakelite grip and a USGI bring back certificate that is dated July 3rd, 1945.

Perhaps the very best example of this incredibly rare air reconnaissance camera in existence today, with wonderful provenance from the USGI that brought it back from Germany as a war trophy after the close of World War Two.

 

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