Band of Brothers Factbox
Production of Band of Brothers began in April 2000, at the Hatfield Aerodrome in Hertfordshire, England, and finished eight months later.
The Hatfield Aerodrome is a former British Aerospace facility, where planes were built and tested. The site was never used for military purposes.
The village scenes of Saving Private Ryan were shot in a small portion of the same space Band of Brothers utilised at Hatfield.
Among some of the other interesting facts behind this major drama series are:
- The Band of Brothers backlot measured 1100 acres.
- The village, which became 11 different European cities and
villages, was 12 acres in size.
- There are 500 speaking roles over the course of the series.
- The series used more than 10,000 extras.
- On average there were 750 cast and crew members on set.
- The heavy battle scenes saw the crew go through 14,000 rounds
of ammunition per day.
- By the third episode (of ten), more pyrotechnics had been used
than in all of Saving Private Ryan.
- 500 pairs of paratrooper jump boots were produced, to original
- 700 authentic and 400 rubber prop weapons were used on the set.
- 150,000 kilograms of recycled paper were used to create
- The total budget for the series was $295,000,000 ($US 120,000,000).