A4E and Me
While on bombing missions during the Vietnam war sometimes a bomb would not release as the pilot expected. This was revered to as “hung ordnance' which made for a precarious and nerve wracking landing as the bomb could, and sometimes did release on the impact of a carrier landing with a 250lb bomb bouncing down the flight deck. So a study was done with a motor driven Nikon camera with a 250 exposure film magazine and a 8mm fish-eye lens attached under the aircraft and when the bombs where dropped the camera made a lot of pictures real fast. After the bomb release studies where done and the problem solved the camera and lens where released to the photo lab of which I was a member.
It was a novel lens for that time so I lay the camera on the flight deck and steeped back a couple of feet and made this picture.