🎥 What can we offer?
We have hired out the “Wacky Wabbit” T6 Harvard on many occasions for Film and Media work. If you would like to hire our stunning Harvard, please contact me at [email protected]
🎥 We have worked with the following Film and Media productions.
🎥 Harvard AJ841 1941 – 46 in authentic Desert Air Force colours available for film and media
About AJ841 – Our Desert Air Force (DAF) Harvard AJ841 is available for film or media work. The Harvard provides an excellent prop for any WWII period setting. The Harvard was the primary advanced trainer and company ‘Hac’ during WWII and was ubiquitously seen on airfields not just in the United Kingdom but Worldwide. We are proud to say that the camouflage scheme, serial number and RAF decals are totally authentic to an aircraft that did exist from 1941 – 1946 down to the last detail.
Flying – Our Harvard looks not only great but also flys great as well, having a full certificate of airworthiness and on the public transport register. This means that with one of our instructors, you may even take the controls during flight.
Static Display – Available also for static ground display and filming. As you can see from the gallery, she is just as stunning on the ground as she is in the air.
Authentic Uniforms – We have a wide selection of British and American WW2 uniforms and flight gear available. We can supply consultants to ensure your film shoot’s historical accuracy is completely accurate for any wartime period. Kit and equipment changed many times between 1939 and 1945, and we strive for authenticity.
Guy Martin – The Storyline
Guy Martin has mastered many machines, but would he have made the grade as a ‘Battle of Britain’ pilot? The two programmes crank up the jeopardy as to whether he will make it through a Second World War training course to face a Battle-of-Britain-style dogfight with a Messerschmitt. In the first part, Guy Martin’ learns how to fly in a ‘Tiger Moth’ bi-plane, before progressing to the much faster ‘Harvard’ aircraft and combat manoeuvres.
Guy flew the Wacky Wabbit Harvard with Instructor Anna Walker. Cameras were strapped all over the aircraft which allowed for some stunning views as Guy flew the aircraft.
Guy Martin also tries his hand at clay pigeon shooting, which was used as a training exercise to help rookie pilots shoot fast-moving targets. In the second part, Guy’s training ramps up at the UK’s only aerial combat school, where he must master dog-fighting at 200mph, handling extreme g-force, and flying upside down.
Guy Martin (born 4 November 1981) is a British motorcycle racer, television presenter, and heavy vehicle mechanic. Martin started racing in 1998, and in 2004 competed on a road circuit for the first time at the Isle of Man TT. He has a total of 17 podium finishes at TT events over several years.
Youtube link – Link – Go to 33:44 to see the Wacky Wabbit in action
October 2017 saw the Wacky Wabbit being used in an advert to promote the Call of Duty Code Strike. The actor wore a B type flying Helmet and a D type mask, the exact copies of what was worn in the Battle of Britain. A stunning short clip and a great edit.
Restoration Man – 11th February Channel 4 at 8.00 p.m. Brown has big ideas about turning the 15,000 sq ft historic WW2 RAF bunker into his new home. However, with the bunker totally encased in earth, with no natural light, and the back section submerged in water, his wife, who is about to have their first baby, isn’t sure. With its fascinating history and draw-dropping engineering, George helps Jamie tackle this huge bunker and discovers the Coventry Blitz’s important role.
At the Bunker before restoration – Furniture maker Jamie Brown has big ideas about turning a colossal and historic 15,000 square foot RAF bunker from World War II into his new home. However, with the Nottinghamshire bunker totally encased in earth, with no natural light, and the back section submerged in water, Jamie’s wife, who is about to have their first baby, isn’t so sure. With its fascinating history and jaw-dropping engineering, George helps Jamie tackle this huge undertaking and discovers the important role in the blitz. Filmed at the Duxford Imperial War Museum
The Harvard bears a resemblance to the Japanese Mitsubishi Zero and, to this end, makes the Harvard perfect aircraft of choice for WW2 Japanese movie reenactments. Many T6 Harvard’s were converted for the film ‘Tora Tora’, and G-BJST was actually used in the film ‘Empire of the Sun’
Harvard (G-BJST) was used during the making of the film ‘Empire of the Sun” It is shown here (left) painted up to look like a Mitsubishi Zero. Apparently, she was used as a ground prop surrounded by explosions in one of the bombing scenes. Unfortunately, we don’t have any further information on its staring roll!
Apparently, at this time, G-BJST was part of the Jeff Hawks collection that supplied aircraft to the film industry. If you have any further information on its part in the film, please let us know.
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