National Geographic : 1950 Oct
+ This Camera Was Tough. It Survived Two Crashes, but the Third Finished It 4 Installed in the V-2's main body, the instrument lived through one flight and was sent on a second. Blown free high above the ground, it needed only minor repairs after the landing (left). The third crash smashed it (right). Film in the steel magazine survived all three flights. Below: Another camera lies smashed in mid-section wreckage. Like other rocket cameras, it was painted red to facilitate recovery if it fell far from the rocket. Cottonlike glass wool insulated fuel tanks.