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As can be seen, the camera windows were flat, in order to avoid any optical distortion during photography. The oblique photographing technique called for ...

ESC00083

As can be seen, the camera windows were flat, in order to avoid any optical distortion during photography.

The oblique photographing technique called for the pilot to circle the target in a moderately banked left turn, firing off the camera as the target passed behind the wing.

Contrary to how it may seem, accurate sighting of the camera in this manner was a fairly easy task. The pilot simply used the wing’s contour to judge when the target came into sight of the camera lens.

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