During the closing months of the war an improved L type camera was constructed, the LB. This differs from the L in a number of detail changes, dictated by experience. The shutter is now made removable and self-capping. Pivoted lugs are provided to hold the exposed plate horizontal until the very instant it drops, in an effort to prevent jams caused by the plates piling up at an angle in the receiving magazine. The chief addition, however, is the provision of several interchangeable cones and cylinders, for carrying lenses of focal lengths from 4 to 20 inches. Fig. 95 shows the LB with 20 inch lens cylinder mounted on a bell crank support in the camera bay of an English plane.

The BM camera is but a larger edition of the LB, for 18X24 centimeter plates. It also carries several interchangeable lens cones.