Worst military mistakes in movies

#1
OK guys we've all seen these, 6 shooters that fire 14 rounds, people getting hit by morters abd walking away etc.

any one got any more and from what movie ???
 
#2
the worst mistake surley is in U571 where they have the Yanks capturing the first enigma machine when it was the Brits
closely followed by saving private ryan where america is the only nation involved on D day
 
#3
The film Red Dawn is full of them. I seem to recall one chap getting shot at a range of a couple of feet by an AK and still manages to totter forward to clutch at the front of his executioner.
 
#5
Any film made by Yanks (U-571, Pearl Harbour) even the ones about American history. eg Custers last stand.
Or how about Braveheart. So full of historical inaccuracies I couldn't possibly list them all here.
 
#7
Was watching "Battlefield" on sky last night and the subject was Arnhem. They obviously had a group of WALTS playing the parts of the germans and the British para's. For a start the kit they were wearing always looks too clean (as do the germans) but the crowning glory, more than once was the fat knacker walt dressed as a para with a shell dressing covering his "right" eye who was aiming his enfield with the butt in his "right" shoulder, fcucking amazing!.
 
#8
How about in Saving Private Ryan, the sharpshooter's - Jackson - rifle seems to think it has unlimited ammo. He fires off 9 or 10 shots without reloading, when his Springfield 1903 only holds 5.
 
#10
in who dares wins they used a fig8 for the abseil scene, a standard petzl descender has always been used to allow 1 handed operation...

also, in Ultimate Farce, the make their brews using morrisons standard coffee, everybody knows the QM of 'them' always buys carte noir...
 
#12
Bruce Willis' film - Tears of the Sun was full of flaws - mainly ol' Bruce's aim-point on his M4 is the wrong way round, making it absolutely useless.

And when the F-18's take off at the end of the movie, they are only carrying drop-tanks, in the next shot they are carrying AIM-9 Sidewinders and in the final scene, they use these Sidewinders against ground targets which die in 300ft high balls of flames.
 
#14
Behind Enemy Lines, the bit where he runs over the land mine tripwires.

So many innacuracies its too much to list!
 
#16
balldrick said:
the worst mistake surley is in U571 where they have the Yanks capturing the first enigma machine when it was the Brits
closely followed by saving private ryan where america is the only nation involved on D day
Could've sworn there were some Germans in Saving Private Ryan! :twisted: Anyway the entire incident was based in fact, except the lad in question who lost all his brothers was found straight away and shipped off home.

As for mistakes and Where Eagles Dare, the plane featured in the book is a Mossie (can't spell Mosquito).

As for other mistakes oh where to begin... The 'covert' team in The Devil's Own perhaps! Or the 'Hind' gunships in Rambo III, Gazelle and Puma if memory serves. Or...

Best stop before I go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on...
 
#17
I get fcuked off out of the room when we start watch something military at home......dont know why.
 
#18
not a film, but tv:

soldier soldier

one particular episode, the 'boys' had just come back of OPs and one had been caught smuggling an AK back

SSM "you know how serious it is to smuggle illegal weapons etc.. take 3 extras"

Hope thats all l get when my vehicle gets back from sandier places :)
 
#19
Rambo III (and probably I & II aswell)

A Puma dressed up to look lke a Hind

 

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