Scott215

8th Dec 2014

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Do or Die Raid - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: When Sergeants Troy and Moffitt shoot their arrows into the backs of the German sentries, the pads the arrows penetrate are seen.

Scott215

28th Oct 2014

Fury (2014)

Factual error: One scene has Sgt. Collier having a conversation with Norman as they are riding on the turret of "Fury" without their tank intercom throat mikes and headphones. The noise of the moving tank alone would cause any conversation to be a shouting match between the two soldiers. Further, they are in column with three other noisy tanks, which would make a casual conversation even more difficult without utilizing their tank intercom system.

Scott215

28th Oct 2014

Fury (2014)

Factual error: The film shows the American and German tanks firing at each other on the move. Tank warfare doctrine dictated that tanks must be stationary when shooting at a target, to ensure a hit. Some tanks were equipped with stabilizers on their guns to allow firing on the move. All the tanks in "Fury" (German and American) were not so equipped.

Scott215
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Suggested correction: The Sherman was one of the first widely produced tanks to feature a gyroscopic stabilized gun and sight. The stabilization was only in the vertical plane, as the mechanism could not slew the turret. The stabilizer was sufficient to keep the gun within 1/8th of a degree, or 2 mils while crossing moderately rough terrain at 15 miles an hour. This gave a hit probability of 70% on enemy tanks at ranges of 300 to 1200 yards. Yes they did fire on the move, although very slowly.

Suggested correction: This entry is half right. German tank Doctrine dictated that vehicles come to a halt before firing. US Army manuals from the period state that if you are out ranged you charge while firing on the move. All of the M4 variants in the film have single axis stabilization systems and by the point in the war depicted in the film were trained to use it.

Continuity mistake: When Dale is shooting the nail gun at the kids covering behind the Sheriff's jeep, close up shots show the projectiles hitting/shredding the grill and smashing the right side headlight. A couple scenes later the grill and headlight are intact.

Scott215

22nd Oct 2014

Fury (2014)

Continuity mistake: Not more than one to two hours after Wardaddy shaves his face clean in the German ladies' apartment, a closeup shot of him in the tank shows beard growth of 2-3 days.

Scott215

9th Jul 2014

Combat! (1962)

The Gantlet - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: As Sgt. Saunders hides from the pursuing German soldiers, a German soldier comes abreast of Saunders and raises his hand to his face twice.

Scott215

9th Jul 2014

Combat! (1962)

The Gantlet - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: The passenger in the truck cab is not wearing a helmet in the long shots, but the close ups show him wearing his helmet.

Scott215

6th Jul 2014

Combat! (1962)

The Gantlet - S5-E20

Revealing mistake: During the close combat scene between Sgt. Saunders and the German soldier, it is obviously Vic Morrow's stunt double doing the heavy action and fighting.

Scott215

24th Jun 2014

Combat! (1962)

The Outsider - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: When the squad consolidates after the battle in the village, Cully has his rifle unslung and is holding his helmet in the close ups, while in the long shots Cully is wearing his helmet and his rifle is slung on his right shoulder.

Scott215

24th Jun 2014

Combat! (1962)

The Outsider - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: After McCall shoots the German soldier dead, the German's body changes from lying face up to face down. Also, the dead German's helmet, which was lying two feet away, is now nestled next to the German's head.

Scott215

3rd Jun 2014

Combat! (1962)

Ollie Joe - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: The close ups of the dead lieutenant show his teeth exposed while the long shots show his mouth closed tightly.

Scott215

3rd Jun 2014

Combat! (1962)

Ollie Joe - S5-E3

Revealing mistake: When Ollie Joe throws his grenade at the Germans firing from behind the logs, it lands several feet to the left, yet the explosion of the pyrotechnics is a bullseye on the Germans.

Scott215

Chopper - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: The lit flashlight dropped on the floor by the soon-to-be beheaded victim disappears in subsequent shots.

Scott215

Chopper - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: The headless motorcycle rider's torso and arms are not in proportion to a real motorbike rider. The torso is obviously made larger to accommodate the stunt bike rider.

Scott215

Chopper - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: The pre-cut hole in the garage door is visible before and after the motorcycle busts through it.

Scott215

Horror in the Heights - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: The bulky material/block that secures the crossbow arrow shot into Miss Emily's torso can be seen under her clothing.

Scott215

29th Apr 2014

Combat! (1962)

A Child's Game - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: A German soldier steps out of a doorway ready to throw a grenade, but he gets shot, dropping the grenade a couple of feet in front of him. However, the explosion from his dropped grenade occurs from within the doorway itself.

Scott215

29th Apr 2014

Combat! (1962)

A Child's Game - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: When Sgt. Saunders throws a grenade at the German soldiers shooting at him from behind a crate, the grenade lands in front of the crate, but the explosion is actually behind the crate, where the Germans are.

Scott215

25th Apr 2014

Combat! (1962)

The Letter - S5-E7

Factual error: Sgt. Saunders is looking at a color photo of his kid brother in a letter from home. Aside from being prohibitively expensive for the average family to afford, color photos were not common. Also, the wartime rationing of photo chemicals for color film used by civilians would not be available.

Scott215

25th Apr 2014

Combat! (1962)

The Letter - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: After an American soldier is shot in the back during the first battle scene, his body disappears a few shots later.

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