Fury

Fury (2014)

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Corrected entry: The interior of the tank shows a "Mothers Cross" medal. This medal was given to German mothers and would not generally be on a WWII battle-field.

Correction: They're already fighting within German borders, would have passed plenty of towns on the way. There were undoubtedly Mothers Crosses in those towns.

Friso94

Corrected entry: When the tank crew is in camp private Ellison calls War Daddy first Sgt Collier. He is wearing Master Sgt stripes.

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Correction: Collier's arm sleeve rank shows three stripes and one rocker, the insignia of a Staff Sergeant (pay grade E-6), not a Master Sergeant (three stripes and three rockers, Pay Grade E-8). Also, due to the high casualty rate of the tank company, it would not be wrong for Staff Sergeant Collier to be addressed as "First Sergeant (three stripes and three rockers with a diamond in the field between them) " by a new soldier, especially if the "Master Sergeant with the clipboard" referred Norman to report to "First Sergeant" Collier. Since Collier was (presumably) the senior NCO according to time in grade and service, plus the high casualty rates among the tank company NCO's and officers, then Collier would be the "Acting" First Sergeant, despite what his arm sleeve insignia indicates.

Scott215

Corrected entry: At the start of the movie when Gordo is holding Red's left hand after his head has been blown off, Bible is in the turret looking at the back of Gordo's head as Gordo sits in the driver's seat. Then the camera pans across and you can see that Bible is looking at the front of Red's corpse, so now Red is facing backwards in the tank. The next shot shows Gordo still holding Red's left hand, but obviously now Red's corpse is once again facing the front of the tank.

Correction: Red is facing the front the entire time. When the camera pans across there is a coat covering Red's body, presumably has been put on by the other crew members, and this leads you to believe that Red is facing backwards. In the following shot (which shows Gordo holding Red's hand), you can see the coat was put on.

Yue Hin Yeung

Corrected entry: 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

Correction: I was a 1STSGT USMC ret tanker 1968 to 1993. When riding on the turret of my M48 and M60 there was no issue at all talking to anyone on top. I used to chat with grunts all the time riding on my tank in column with many other tanks and tracks. Yes you need intercom to talk when inside the turret, as in TC to driver.

Corrected entry: Fury is an M4 Sherman Firefly armed with a powerful 17 pounder gun. Unlike the standard Sherman, the gun carried by the Firefly could and did penetrate the armour of the heaviest German tanks, including the Tiger, at long ranges. In one celebrated encounter a Sherman Firefly destroyed three Tigers during a brief battle which saw the death of German tank ace Michael Wittmann. Fury's rounds would not have bounced off a Tiger at the short ranges shown in the tank on tank battle scene.

Correction: The Sherman tank "Fury" is an American M4A2E8 model with a 76mm main gun, not a British Firefly with a 17-pounder main gun. Unlike the 17-pounder gun, the 76mm would have difficulty penetrating a German Tiger tank's armor unless the Tiger was at close range or exposed its vulnerable side or rear flanks.

Scott215

Corrected entry: 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

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.

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During the final battle, Gordo the tank driver calls out, "Panzerfaust, four o'clock!", as he looks through his periscope. He could not have seen any targets at four o'clock, as the driver's periscope could barely rotate towards the eleven and one o'clock positions, close to the left and right front corners of the tank's hull. The four o'clock position would be near the right rear of the tank.

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The Tiger tank used in the battle with Fury is an actual German Tiger tank that was captured by British forces in North Africa in 1943. Its original turret number is 131, meaning the tank is from the 1st company, 3rd platoon, 1st tank, which was the platoon leader's vehicle.

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