Factual error: "BOB" is wearing the patch for VFA-51, the "Screaming Eagles." This squadron was disestablished in 1995, roughly 24-25 years before the movie takes place. Also, it was disestablished as "VF-51", which flew Tomcats as a pure Fighter Squadron. Being a young LT, it's not likely he was ever assigned to this squadron, and in general Naval Aviators will wear their current squadron's patch on their flight suit.
Factual error: Fanboy's squadron patch is for VFA-143, the "World Famous Pukin' Dogs." However, this is an "Echo" squadron, flying the single seat F/A-18E model. Being a WSO, at his apparent age/rank, he is probably not pilot-rated and therefore could not have been assigned to that squadron. Unlike "Bob", he isn't wearing glasses, so he could not have been previously disqualified and even so, he would be wearing his current squadron's badge.
9th Aug 2022
Factual error: During the final mission, it's mentioned that a T-LAM strike from the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Leyte Gulf will precede the Top Gunners and destroy the airfield. However, the number of tomahawks shown in flight is far too many to have been fired from a single ship given how close together they are (practically in close formation).
14th Jul 2022
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