Science: Rubberneck Camera

A tourist who wants to see all the sights turns his head continually from side to side. So does a new, monstrous aerial camera shown last week by Perkin-Elmer Corp. of Norwalk, Conn. By twisting its optical neck as it hangs in its airplane mount, it will be capable of taking a detailed picture of the whole state of Pennsylvania in one day of sightseeing.

The camera itself does not move; mounted rigidly in the airplane, it is eight feet high, has a focal length of 48 in., weighs about 1,500 Ibs. Protruding below...

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