Scott215

28th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

Trivia: The actor playing Hauptmann Dietrich was born as Hans Gudegast. He later changed his name to Eric Braeden.

Scott215

28th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

Trivia: It is believed actor Christopher George's fatal heart attack in 1983 was attributed to an on-set jeep accident where George had a jeep flip and pin him, causing a cardiac contusion that never healed properly and developed scar tissue on his heart.

Scott215

28th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Darers Go First Raid - S2-E4

Factual error: Sgt. Moffitt takes the controls of the tank and the steering mechanism looks like a "tricycle" type. The Sherman model used in this episode actually used left and right lateral stick controls, not a tricycle or "T-Bar" control.

Scott215

28th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Darers Go First Raid - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: One scene shows a tank of the M46/47 Patton series as it rolls over the view of the camera rather than the M4 Sherman model used in this episode.

Scott215

28th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Darers Go First Raid - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: Tully looks through the tank's gun sight at the dog following behind them, but the tank's gun is oriented to the front and not the rear, where the dog is located.

Scott215

28th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Darers Go First Raid - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: The pyrotechnic apparatus that simulates the German tank firing is visible inside the tank's gun barrel in some scenes, and missing in others.

Scott215

28th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The David and Goliath Raid - S2-E2

Factual error: Some of Dietrich's command vehicles have license plates that begin with the letters "WL", denoting German Luftwaffe (Air Force), rather than "WH", which denotes Wehrmacht (Army), of which the Deutsche Afrika Korps were a part. Dietrich is not part of the Luftwaffe's "Ramcke Brigade" which also served in North Arfrica - he is Deutsche Afrika Korps (again, part of the regular German Army).

Scott215

28th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The David and Goliath Raid - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: While Hitch dresses Tully's arm wound, modern power line towers following a paved road are seen in the background.

Scott215

28th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The David and Goliath Raid - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: After the German motorcycle and sidecar crashes, the bodies of the riders change positions as they lay in the sand.

Scott215

22nd Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Truce at Aburah Raid - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: During and after the firefight at the well, a civilian 1960's-era automobile can be seen in the background driving on a paved highway.

Scott215

22nd Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Truce at Aburah Raid - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: The blood pack on Tully's chest is visible before he is shot by the German sniper.

Scott215

21st Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Truce at Aburah Raid - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: In close ups Tully and Moffitt are aboard their jeeps manning their weapons, but in the long shots they are dismounted, behind their vehicles.

Scott215

21st Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Truce at Aburah Raid - S2-E1

Audio problem: Sgt. Troy's machine gun is not firing, yet the firing sound is heard as they are being chased by Dietrich's vehicles.

Scott215

16th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Delilah Raid - S1-E32

Continuity mistake: A dropped grenade lands inches behind Michelle, but when Colonel Leske throws himself on it, it is over six feet away from her.

Scott215

16th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Delilah Raid - S1-E32

Revealing mistake: After Troy makes the gasoline trail from the fuel dump and lights it, the flames follow a trench dug for the flames to follow.

Scott215

16th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Delilah Raid - S1-E32

Revealing mistake: The stunt doubles for Hitch and Troy are obvious as Troy attempts to jump from the jeep into the bed of the truck.

Scott215

16th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Delilah Raid - S1-E32

Continuity mistake: Hitch and Troy park their jeep six feet from the rear of the half-track, but the next shot shows the half-track parked just inches away.

Scott215

16th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Delilah Raid - S1-E32

Revealing mistake: The scene of the German tank is obviously reversed as American tanks (the ones painted dark yellow to pass for German tanks in the show) have the commander's cupola on the right side of the turret. Also, a swastika on the rear of the tank is reversed.

Scott215

16th Mar 2016

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Fire and Brimstone Raid - S1-E31

Revealing mistake: The German sentry begins falling before Sgt. Moffitt strikes him from behind with the rifle butt.

Scott215

30th Sep 2015

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Hour Glass Raid - S1-E29

Continuity mistake: When Doctor Anderson gives Sgt. Troy the black medical bag, Troy and the bag are next to the jeep's right front tire. The next shot, when the Doctor drives off in the jeep, Troy and the bag are a considerable distance from the jeep.

Scott215

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