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Military photographic-reconnaissance (Airrecce) has come a very long way since its humble beginnings in the First World War. By the end of World War Two, the Royal Air Force and its Allies, used a wide range of aircraft and systems to photograph it's enemies at will, by day and night.

To quote RAF Air Publication AP112P-0001-1
"Accurate and timely knowledge of enemy movements has always been an importance factor in war. In limited or global war, aerial reconnaissance may often be the only way vital information can be obtained."

Now in these modern times the Royal Air Force and other Nations are stepping away from the "wet film" systems and are working towards digital, using video tape and other high tech systems that relay imagery directly to the Photographic Interpreters sitting away from the battlefront.

The main aim of this site is to inform you of the Units that undertook the role of Airrecce, also the equipment they used, and some examples of the imagery taken.
 


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2010
25 Mar - Added a collection of USAAF recce images
25 Apr - WW2 Luftwaffe reconnaissance cameras
2011
08 Feb - Updated all RAF Reconnaissance Squadrons
31 Mar - RAF Jaguar Reconnaissance page added
12 Jun - RAF Tornado Reconnaissance page added
15 Sep - RAF Harrier Reconnaissance page added
2013
23 Feb - RAF Phantom Reconnaissance page added
25 Apr - RAF Vickers Valiant page added
13 May - House keeping on various pages, adding pop-ups and
removing HTML pages. Work still ongoing.
14 May - Updated Austrain Airfileds page
2013
01 Jan - Major house keeping undertaken, adding new menu system
01 Jan - New images of the Supermarine Swift FR.5 added.

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