Street Transportation Seen on Hawaii Five-0
Many interesting forms of street transportation were
seen on Hawaii Five-0, from pedicabs
and TheBus to the detectives’ Ford sedans. Perhaps, one day, we will have a
chart listing the episodes where each can be seen. For now, however, consult
this compendium of bikes, cars, and even an ice cream truck: http://www.imcdb.org/movie_62568-Hawaii-Five-O.html. Most come from the early seasons, but they
are an interesting collection.
The very first Lockheed C-141 StarLifter (Lockheed No. 12775; Air Force No. 61-2775) is seen on its maiden flight, December 17, 1963.
Photograph provided by and used courtesy of Lockheed Georgia Corporation
In the photograph above, a Sikorsky HH-52 helicopter sets down on a Coast Guard ship in 1964.
USCG via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
The Sikorsky HH-52 helicopter was seen often on Hawaii Five-0. It took up the search for the downed plane carrying McGarrett and Charley Bombay in "McGarrett is Missing." It helped USCGC Cape Corwin locate the abandoned schooner in "Charter for Death." It chased down the Seaflight hydrofoil Kamehameha and enabled Danno to use a percussion charge to stop it in its tracks in "Murder - Eyes Only." Its job was law enforcement/search-and-rescue, and it served well from 1961 until the late-1980s.
The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum has a nice page about the HH-52: http://maam.org/hh52.htm.
The USS Knox (DE/FF-1052) is seen offshore from Diamond Head
Photograph provided by and used courtesy of the Knox Reunion Association
Here is a list of some of the ships seen on Hawaii Five-0. If you know of more, please let me know.
The USCGC Cape Corwin (95326) is seen making waves as it heads out to sea.
While most of the Cape-class cutters have been retired, Cape Corwin remains in service today with the Micronesian
Coast Guard. Now, her name is Constitution. It seems a fitting name for such a strong ship.
Photograph provided by and used courtesy of the US Coast Guard.