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Williamson F117A Aerial Camera. Photograph gallery.

Aerial picture of Portsmouth, and Royal Navy Dockyard. Taken from 1800ft, 16/8/97 from Piper Cherokee G-AYNJ. The detail is magnificent!

The original negative is 126mm square. You can clearly see several Royal Navy Minesweepers, a Class 42 Destroyer, an assault ship (HMS Fearless I think), Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar - HMS Victory and the "Warrior". Even road markings are clearly visible.

Two higher resolution versions of the image at right are available:

Medium res gif - 132k

Higher res JPEG - 968k

Aerial picture of Portsmouth, and Royal Navy Dockyard


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