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Nikon F3 US NAVY
While the Nikon F US NAVY is well documented, this is probably the first F3 US NAVY to be documented in Nikon collector literature. A standard F3 HP, it has the US NAVY engraving on the back edge of the top plate near the rewind.
Exactly what this camera was used for, or how many were used in US NAVY service is undocumented and needs further research. Even so, it's exciting to occasionally run across something that is "new" and unknown. It's a comforting thought that collectors are probably a long way from knowing ALL Nikon variations -- it keeps collecting a lot more interesting.
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