KW Monorex - (H.Kolberg i S-ka In Warsaw)

 "KW" – Built-in Camera (Kamera Wbudowana)

In 1932, polish company from Warsaw - H.Kolberg i S-ka - in cooperation with the French Societe des Etablissements Krauss from Paris produced aerial photography camera marked KW Monorex. KW symbol came from an acronym: kamera wbudowana (built-in camera), which means - a camera embedded permanently in the skin of the aircraft.

Devices of this type were installed onboard PZL 23 "Karaś" and could be fitted inside PZL P-37 "Łoś". In 1932, 50 pieces of KW camera were assembled, and in the following year another batch of 24.

  No: Kol / KW / 10

Manufacturer

Fabryka Aparatów Optycznych i Precyzyjnych H.Kolberg i S-ka In Warsaw (in cooperation with Societe des Establissements Krauss Paris, France)

Model
KW Monorex
Type
Aerial photography camera
Film
Film roll for 200 photos and plates
Film format
18 x 24 cm
Years of production 1932 - 1933
Body
metal
Lens

focal length - 300mm (1:4,5) or 700 mm (1:6,3)

Number produced 74
Price 34.150 zł

 

 

 Lwów from the birdview

This photo was probably taken with KW Camera.

 Photos and details of KW camera were taken from an article by Marcin Skrzypacz found on: http://www.weu191-1939.pl/aparat-fotograficzny-kw and publication: Serja zdjęć uzyskanych objektywem projektowanym i wykonanym przez fabrykę H.Kolberg i S-ka w Warszawie.

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