‘Transformers’ Get Some Military Help

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Thanks to CHUD.com we learn about an article over at the official site of the United States Air Force as they detail the shooting of DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures live-action film Transformers.

The article presents images and video from the shoot as well as an article detailing what is being used at the base and what will be seen in the movie. Here is a snippet:

[Transformers] will feature several different aircraft including the F-117 Nighthawk from Holloman and the CV-22 Osprey from Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. More than 300 Airmen participated as extras in the movie and providing logistical support during the filming…

F-117s and the CV-22 Osprey are featured prominently in the movie as both static background and taxiing aircraft. Also featured will be the A-10 Thunderbolt II, C-17 Globemaster III, MH-53 Pave Low, HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant, AC-130 Gunship, C-130 Hercules, MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle and Air Force One.

“The CV-22 Osprey is scheduled to make its feature film debut in this movie, along with the F-22 Raptor,” said 1st Lt. Christian Hodge, chief, industry relations, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs entertainment liaison.

This is the largest movie project since “Black Hawk Down” to receive Department of Defense approval as selection is based on how accurately forces are portrayed. With Michael Bay as the director, known for his special effects-driven movies like “The Rock” and “Pearl Harbor,” the approval was easy.

“We’ve worked with Michael Bay before; we like the way he operates. He understands how the military operates,” said Army Lt. Col. Paul Sinor, lead public affairs representative for DOD.

To read the full article, check out the pics and watch the video click here.