Williamson G45 Aircraft Gun Camera For Spitfire/Mustang /Gloster Meteor & RAF Fighters1939-1950s
Rare Opportunity to Own a, Historically Important, Vintage Camera. many Museums have only used ones on display.
WILLIAMSON RAF AIRCRAFT G45 GUN CAMERA. The G45 gun camera was used throughout WWII by P51 Mustang RAF and RNZAF Fighters (including the Spitfire and Hurricane) and by armament schools from 1939. It was designed and manufactured by the Williamson Manufacturing Company of London and Reading. It used 16 mm orthochromatic film. The 16mm film was contained in small, die-cast tombstone-shaped magazines that could be changed over very quickly and which were opened easily by sliding the side off with a frame speed corresponding to the rate of fire of the machine guns.
The G45 was fitted as standard on Fighter Command aircraft until the late 1950s.
THE CAMERA IS COMPLETE APPEAR TO BE NEW, INCLUDED THE MAGAZINE ,NO MISSING PARTS.
The camera was controlled by an electrical switch operated by the gun-firing pneumatic system.