Allied camera and related equipment manuals

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MiTasol

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First is the original RAF manual (AP 1043) for the British F.24 camera which was also built in the US under licence where it was called the K-24.

Later AP 1403 became AP 1355C Vol I Sec 1.

Also attached are AP 1355C Vol I Sec 1 and US TO 10-10AB-1 K-24 Reconnaissance Camera
Next will be AP 1355C v1 s3 c1 Push switch (44-05), AP 1355C v1 s3 c2 Control T35 (44-04), AP 1355C v1 s4 c1 Camera mount T24&25 (46-10), AP 1355C v1 s4 c2 Camera mount T45 (46-11).

EDIT - AP 1355 section did not stick first time - hopefully this time.

EDIT 2 - I am really having a blonde day - must be the dinosaur flu that I have at present. I forgot to load the title pages.

The AP 1355 cover is actually far more readable in greyscale than colour so that is what I have posted

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  • AP 1403 F.24 Camera 1931 ww2 OCR.pdf
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  • 10-10AB-1 K-24 Reconnaissance Camera ww2..pdf
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  • AP 1355C v1 s1 c2 Camera F.24 (43-11) ww2..pdf
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AP 1355C v1 s3 c1 Push switch (44-05),
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AP 1355C v1 s3 c2 Control T35 (44-04),
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AP 1355C v1 s4 c1 Camera mount T24&25 (46-10),
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AP 1355C v1 s4 c2 Camera mount T45 (46-11).
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EDIT - for all yesterday and today I could not get the thumbnails to post so I tried posting jpg files instead of TIFF files and it works. I am guessing a software update for the website caused this.
 

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  • AP 1355C v1 s3 c2 Control T35 (44-04) ww2 OCR.pdf
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  • AP 1355C v1 s4 c1 Camera mount T24&25 (46-10) ww2..pdf
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  • AP 1355C v1 s3 c1 Push switch (44-05) ww2 OCR.pdf
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  • AP 1355C v1 s4 c2 Camera mount T45 (46-11) ww2 OCR.pdf
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I was about to scan and post my K-17 manual only to find out I had purchased an scumbag print of a file poached from butkus.us (his watermarks all over it) and what is worse I paid more than what butkus.com charges. The good thing is I found a new site for manuals.

So if you want a K-17 manual, or this one go to his site. Most manuals cost a $3 donation though the K-17 is $18.95. He also has a scanned original of the GSAP camera manual I am going to post. His is a clearer copy.

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First of two manuals on the USAAF Gun Sight Aiming Point (GSAP) Cameras. The British equivalent to follow.
The cover of this was filthy so by the time the software cleaned it the text and lines are pretty ordinary.

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Again I cannot get the title page to stick. Something in my computer I believe as it keeps wanting to post the same picture all the time - one that has nothing to do with aviation.
 

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  • 10-10CB-8 N-6 and AN-N6 Gun Sight Cameras ww2..pdf
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And this one is a factory manual for the earlier USAAF GSAP cameras from a really clean photocopy. The photocopy had only 15 single sided pages so I am presuming that the back face of the cover page was blank.

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  • Bell and Howell GSAP camera OCR ww2.pdf
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Next will be the British gun cameras but this will take a while - I am working from someone elses 300 photos of a waterstained original so will have to deal with keystoning and barrelling as well as general condition. I can deal with keystoning easily but barrelling will be a new challenge.

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Next will be the British gun cameras but this will take a while - I am working from someone elses 300 photos of a waterstained original so will have to deal with keystoning and barrelling as well as general condition. I can deal with keystoning easily but barrelling will be a new challenge.

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Cheers, MiTasol. Camera gear/Photo Recce has always been a side interest of mine. Much appreciated.
 

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  • AP 1749 v1 Aircraft Cine Cameras (Prelim Iss) ww2..pdf
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Public very old aerial reconnaissance manuals in this folder:
alternate link with access code 1234

There're 9 public old aerial reconnaissance manuals more than 50 years old:

alternate link with access code 1234

Public old camera manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234

There're mainly more than 50 manuals...
For example,



After 2010, Asian countries including India and China have been producing night vision sights for many years, India have been producing night vision sights made in India.
1706976786020.png(For example, there's an advertisement for a night vision sight made in India)
Public night vision sight manuals in this folder:

alternate link with access code 1234

There're many old public manuals such as 3 TVS4 manuals in 1970s:

Public WWII optical tech manuals in this folder:

alternate link with access code 1234

With many interesting optical telescope manuals:

alternate link with access code 1234

For example 12 public manuals:


A book on optical glass production in 1921 freely shared on google books:

A public article on the basic theory of laser:

A set of 3 public manuals on laser rangefinder:

An interesting patent of laser protection:

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