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Aerial photograph of Potomac area, with map, demonstrating the Lockheed Shooting Star mapping plane, October 28, 1946

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whh000292
Title
Aerial photograph of Potomac area, with map, demonstrating the Lockheed Shooting Star mapping plane, October 28, 1946
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Description
An aerial photograph with a city map in the upper left corner. Transcribed description from back of the photograph: "AAF' 'Shooting Star' does mapping at 475 mph. An Army Air Forces XFP-80, the 'Shooting Star' built by Lockheed recently made a 51 minute run from Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, to Washington, D.C., photographing 16,000 square miles of territory along the route for mapping purposes. The flight established a new record in photographic mapping, covering 314 square miles per minute. A new tri-metrogen K-17-B aerial camera installation, consisting of three cameras positioned and times to record the terrain from horizon to horizon was used. The test flight proved the new jet type aircraft perfect for any Air Forces mapping job. Jets, due to the lack of vibration, allow perfect exposure in minute detail without the use of intricate stabilized camera mounts."
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Image ID: 0321 0430
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Date
1946-10-28
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This material may be protected by copyright. Personal, including educational and academic, use of this material is without restriction but acknowledgement of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission from the University Libraries. For further information please contact Digital Collections: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/contact
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries
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Master File Creation Date
2012-09-26
Master File Extent
5385 x 4709 pixels; 8.975 x 7.848 inches; 76,074,775 bytes
Master File Format
image/tiff
Master File Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 5.1, Service Pack 4
Master File Quality
24 bit color; 8 bit gray-scale; 600 ppi
 

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