Permalink: http://www.boeingimages.com/archive/H-21B-Shawnee-in-Front-of-Flight-Line-2JRSXLJJGWIS.htmlCopyright © Boeing. All Rights Reserved.View Photo/Video onlyConceptually similarVertol H-21B Shawnee Tandem Rotor Helicopter in FlightAir Force H-21B Shawnee Tandem Rotor Helicopter Lifting a JeepMilitary Officers Disembark from H-21B Shawnee HelicopterBoeing Vertol 107 (CH-46 Sea Knight) Hovering Over TarmacVertol 44 Helicopter in Flight over ManhattanTwo H-21B Shawnee Helicopters on the Renton Flight LineUH-46 Sea Knight Lifts Cargo From Aircraft Carrier DeckCH-46 Marine Sea KnightCH-46A Sea Knights on DeckView AllView more with similar tones H-21B Shawnee in Front of Flight LineBuy A Print or License This PhotoWhat Type of Order?Usage:The US Army completed the first transcontinental helicopter flight on August 24, 1956, when an H-21 Shawnee named "Amblin Annie” landed at the Pentagon helipad after a 2,610-mile flight lasting more than 31 hours from San Diego, California. The flight also featured the first ever in-flight refueling of a helicopter.Originally designed for high-altitude, cold-weather operations, the first H-21s joined the U.S. Air Force in 1953 for rescue operations in the Arctic. Proving to be rugged and reliable, the Shawnee also served in Alaska, Northern Canada and Greenland utilizing wheels, skis, or floats for landing. It was the first Army helicopter capable of carrying an entire infantry squad. Although the Shawnee usually had a crew of two (pilot and copilot), it could carry either 20 fully-equipped troops or 12 litter patients. Redesignated CH-21B in 1962, the CH-21 served in Vietnam until 1964, when it was replaced by UH-1 "Huey" and the CH-47 Chinook. The CH-21C version served in combat with the French in Algeria, as well as with the armed forces of Canada, Sweden and West Germany.BI41739 (p25096)Maximum size:6200px × 4600px (~81 MB)20.6in × 15.3in (300dpi)License type:Rights ManagedKeywords:1950s-abundance-copy space-day-flight lines-flying-full body views-fuselages-ground shots-ground to air-H-21B Shawnee-hangars-historic production status-landing-military facilities-military livery-motion blur-Piasecki-repetition-right front views-rotorcraft-rotorcraft blades-search and rescue-takeoffs-tandem-rotor helicopters-transports-tricycle landing gears-Vertol Model 44Related Photo/Videos:View AllRelated Virtual folders:H-21 Shawnee/WorkhorseNotable 'Firsts'