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altextPye underwater vidicon Camera


Pye underwater vidicon Camera dissembled


Pye underwater vidicon Camera dissembled


Divers with Pye camera


Diver with Pye camera


Pye underwater IO camera ready for launch


Pye underwater IO camera


Special combined lifting rope & cable


Pye underwater IO camera insides


Another view of the Pye U/W IO camera insides


Undergoing maintenance


Pye underwater IO camera


Pye underwater IO camera


Pye underwater IO camera open


Another view further dissembled


Underwater housing


Pye underwater IO camera open


Camera control unit


Camera attached to large Grab #1


Camera attached to large Grab #2

The grab approaching the sea bed. ext.Link


Interior showing cut down Pye Mk3 IO camera


Lens control system diagram


A Pye Mk3 I.O. camera sans viewfinder ext.Link


The Pye Mk3 in the waterproof housing Link

Pye underwater IO camera

Camera control unit and monitor

Pye type 84 2017 underwater IO camera

Pye type 84 2017 underwater IO camera

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The 1951 camera &
lighting/support frame

The camera on the foredeck - HMS Reclaim

The control equipment in the Captains cabin


The framework of the 1952 equipment

The MkII camera being inserted into the housing


A closer view of the pressure vessel

The BD814B camera as developed in 1955

A 1961 Marconi camera using a vidicon tube.

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Not to be outdone an EMI underwater camera