Photograph – Mike Gilbert on Flyco Roof – HMS Ark Royal – 1977

Mike Gilbert on Flyco Roof.

Mike explains – We used this aerial camera for it’s high shutter speed at 8 frames per second and fast lens f2 and slightly screwed out lens barrel for focus.

As I remember we used a ground glass on the focal plane with a lube to set up focus points before attaching the magazine.

This F95 was a squadron aircraft camera adapted by us and not one of the few ground hand held versions available elsewhere at the time.

Ship: HMS Ark Royal.

Ship/Place/Originator: Ark Royal
Date / Date Range: 1977
Submitted By: Mike Gilbert
Now Held By: IWM
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Historians Number: Hist858
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