Continuity mistake: When Doug's F-16 is destroyed near the start of the film, the exploding aircraft is in fact one of the 'MiG-23s' from later in the film (it's clear on a slow forward setting).
Factual error: All of the 'MiGs' flown by the Soviets are actually McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantoms. Obviously, it would have been very difficult to use real MiGs at that time. However, why they chose to use one of the most well-known, long-serving, widely-used, and distinctive American aircraft is beyond me. The F-4 does not even slightly resemble any Soviet aircraft, while many other American (and other countries') planes do.
Sinclair: Man, if we get outta this thing, I want you to come to the States. I'll show you some stuff that you'll never believe.
Vodovsky: No way, my friend. I'm told in the States they shoot Communists in the streets.
Sinclair: Hell, man. In Detroit, my hometown, they shoot everybody in the streets.
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