This Day in Aviation History
April 22nd, 1958
First flight of the Boeing Vertol 107.
Piasecki Helicopter was a pioneering developer of tandem-rotor helicopters, with the most famous previous helicopter being the H-21 “Flying Banana”. Piasecki Helicopter became Vertol in 1955 and work began on a new tandem rotor helicopter designated the Vertol Model 107 or V-107 in 1956. The V-107 prototype had two Lycoming T53 turboshaft engines, producing 877 shp (640 kW) each. The first flight of the V-107 took place on 22 April 1958. The V-107 was then put through a flight demonstration tour in the United States and overseas. In June 1958, the U.S. Army awarded a contract to Vertol for ten production aircraft designated “YHC-1A”…..
Wikipedia, Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight:
YouTube, Breathtaking Vertol air display:
Please consider supporting Gazing Skyward TV by using our affiliate links when shopping online and becoming a Patron on Patreon.
Photo from:
#avgeek #Boeing #Vertol #CH46 #Sea #Knight #helicopter #military #USA #aviation #history #fb