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KODAK TRI-X AEROGRAPHIC Film 2403

KODAK TRI-X AERECON Film SO-050

KODAK TRI-X AEROGRAPHIC Film 2403 and KODAK
TRI-X AEREC ON Film SO-0 50 are panchromat ic, negat ive
aerial camera films that have h igh s peed, moder ate contras t,
and e xtended red sensiti vity for the r eduction of haze ef fects.
The photographic properties of these two films are virtually
identical; the physical properties differ due to th e difference
in base thickness.
Their ESTAR Base and ESTAR Thin Base provide
flexibility, moisture resistance, high tear resistance, and
excellent dimensional stability. These films have highly
hardened emulsions which provide high acutance, or
improved image sharpness, and permit high-temperature
rapid pro cessing in modern con tinuous proces sing machines.
These films can be processed in the KODAK
VERSAMAT Film Processor, Model 11 or 1140, with
KODAK VERSAMAT 885 Chemicals, KODAK
VERSAMAT 641 Chemicals, or KODAK VERSAMAT
Chemicals, Type A. KODAK TRI-X AEROGRAPHIC
Film 2403 can also be processed at normal temperatures in
conventional rewind equipment, such as the Gordon/Morse
M-10 Developing Outfit (Military Designator: B-5) using a
variety of Kodak black-and-white developers.
Caution: KODAK TRI-X AEROGRAPHIC and
AERECON Films are susceptib le to static markings at low
relativ e humidities. These films are packaged at the optimum
relative humidity (45 to 50 percent) and are maintained at this
level by the sealed package. In conditions of low relative
humidity , these films should be loaded and used immediately
after the package is op ened, before the f ilm becomes too dry .
The camera should be checked to see that all its parts are
grounded adequa tely. Also, these films should be hand l ed
carefully during all loading, unloading, and preprocessing
operations.

APPLICATIONS

KOD AK TRI-X AEROGRAPHIC Film 2403 is a high-speed
film for use in low-altitude, large-scale aerial mapping for
photogrammetry , or in mapping at low light levels caused by
low solar altitudes.
KODAK TRI-X AERECON Film SO-050 is suitable for
reconnaissance under minimum levels of illumination.

BASE

2403 Film: 3.9-mil (0.1 0 mm) ESTAR Base with dyed-gel
backing
SO-050 Film: 2.5-mil (0.063 mm) ESTAR Thin Base with
dyed-gel backing

TOTAL FILM THICKNES S

The nominal total thickness (unprocessed) of each film is:
2403 Fi l m: 4.55 m i ls (0.115 mm)
This includes emulsion—0.45 mils (0.010 mm), base—
3.9 mils (0.10 mm) and dyed-gel backing—0.20 mil
(0.005 mm).
SO-050 Film: 3.15 mils (0.080 mm)
This includes emulsion—0.45 mils (0.011 mm), base—
2.5 m ils (0.063 mm) and dyed-gel backing—0.20 mil
(0.005 mm).

WEIGHT

The weight of each film (unprocessed), conditioned in
equilibrium with 50 percent relative humidity, is:
2403 Film: 0.037 lbssq ft
2
(0.0168 kgft
2
)
SO-050 Film: 0.021 l bssq ft
2
(0.0095 kgft
2
)

SPECTRAL SENSITIVITY

Panchromatic, with extended red sensitivity.

SAFELIGHT

Total darkness is required.