Government and industry officials gathered on Jan. 26, 2012, to officially place three formerly classified photo-reconnaissance satellites on display in the Cold War Gallery of the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Gambit 1 KH-7, Gambit 3 KH-8, and Hexagon KH-9 used specially designed cameras and film to take photos from orbit from the 1960s to the 1980s. They monitored targets in the Soviet Union and elsewhere on the globe and provided the US military with cartographic information for accurate large-scale maps. Here, Gambit 3 on display in the museum.
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