The UH-19B helicopter is a U.S. Air Force version of the Sikorsky S-55, which was used by all U.S. military services in the 1950s and 1960s. The first H-19 flew in November 1949, and when the USAF acquired 270 H-19Bs with increased engine power in 1962, it was designated the UH-19. For rescue service, the SH-19 carried a 400-pound capacity hoist mounted above the door, and it also could carry an external sling capable of holding 2,000 pounds. During the Korean War, SH-19s became the primary USAF rescue and medical evacuation helicopter.
Source/ more information: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Photographer Lyle Jansma started creating 360º views of cockpits in 2005, and has documented historic aircraft in several collections, including the Heritage Flight Museum, Museum of Flight, Tillamook Air Museum, Evergreen Air & Space Museum, and the National Museum of the Air Force. A full set of his cockpit views is available on the ACI Cockpit360º App for iPads and iPhones. Keep visiting this site (airspacemag.com/cockpits) as we add to the gallery below.