Leica II camera Mod. D black “Airship Service”, 1932

Leica II camera Mod. D black “Airship Service”, 1932
Leica II camera Mod. D black “Airship Service”, 1932 — Photo credit: © WestLicht Photographica

The only known Leica camera with inscription “LUFTSCHIFF DIENST No 012” at the rear of the camera's body vulcanite cover, used in German Zeppelin airships, matching Elmar ƒ3,5/5cm no.212718 (cap), with a very special heavy brass container for camera with lens engraved “E.Leitz Wetzlar No.97992 LUFTSCHIFF DIENST No 012”.

The outfit is illustraded and described in Classic Camera 14, frontpage + page 6/7.