U-2 SR-71 Spy Plane Aerial Camera Lens, Perkin Elmer 36" F/4.0

Posted by John Schiff on Mar 21, 2019

U-2 SR-71 Spy Plane Aerial Camera Lens, Perkin Elmer 36" F/4.0

Some years back we had the good fortune to obtain an Aerial camera lens, of a type that was used in several US spy planes such as the U-2 and SR-71. It was snatched up rather quickly by a private collector that would neither confirm nor deny that he'd recognized the serial number as that of one belonging to a particular reconnaissance aircraft he was attached to during the Cold War... With a front lens diameter of approximately 12 inches, maybe its 2nd life will be part of a camera, telescope, museum display or perhaps, it will assume the form of the ultimate ant burner?

Item was as described, and very fast delivery!

5 stars across the board for every seller rating category, and I would buy from this seller again. And per my request, the capacitors were also very well packed for safe delivery.

Bruce B.

Obtainium have been a very helpful seller to me.

In recent times I have had a few items go astray enroute to my address in Australia. This seller was most helpful & encouraging, regarding the onward tracking & eventual safe delivery of this item. This item's arrival in good condition was a joy to me as, it was a rare part that fitted my military comms. Well done seller. I would gladly recommend this seller to all potential buyers.

Jean-Pierre H.

Super Duper Fast Shipping.

Item As Described. Packaged Nicely, What A Seller.

Wayne L.


The instrument was well packed. It is in extremely good condition. It passed all preliminary tests.

Raymond W.

Item looks better than described, looks brand new and works great.

My old buffer was 50 years old and I sent it to buffer heaven, thanks.

Mike H.

Just what the doctor ordered.

Good supply and price. Thxs

Ralph M.