Maul Camera Rocket
Here we see an early Maul Camera Rocket, developed in Germany by Alfred Maul in 1903-1904. A black powder rocket carried the camera into the air. A parachute would then deploy and the camera would descend. A camera controlled the timing of the pictures. One example was tested in action during the Balkan Wars, but reconnaissance aircraft quickly made it obsolete.
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Rickard, J (26 January 2015), Maul Camera Rocket , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_maul_camera_rocket.html