Captain America: The First Avenger

Factual error: When the action moves to England after the failed award ceremony, the British Union Flag hanging from the wall is upside down. The broad white band should be at the top left (nearest the top of the flag pole).

Factual error: In the scenes set outside the Hydra bases, the tracked armoured personnel carriers seen are FV432s. These vehicles entered service with the British army in the 1960s, and thus were never even seen during WW2 when the film is set.

Danpoole
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Suggested correction: Hydra use a number of technologies that are far more advanced than the 1940s. It is entirely feasible that in this fictional world (in which Nazi soldiers had access to weapons that vaporise people), that Hydra developed a vehicle very similar to the FV432. The British army may well have then captured one and reverse engineered it to produce their FV432.

Continuity mistake: After Steve throws Heinz Kruger, the assassin sent to kill him, out of his boat, both Steve and Heinz are bone dry despite being fully submerged in water only moments before.

THGhost

Continuity mistake: During the chase scene involving Rogers and the Hydra spy that happened after Rogers got his new powers, the windshield of the cab the agent was driving was shot twice. In some shots, especially once Rogers landed on the roof of the cab, the windshield has no holes.

Scorpious

Factual error: In the closing credits, during the montage of World War II posters, the American flag appears wrapped around a cannon barrel. The flag has 50 stars, not the then-correct 48.

Deliberate mistake: In the scene where they break into the train from its roof, you can notice that despite the high speed and the consistent wind, Captain America's fellows have no difficulties in running, standing up still, and even jumping, like they felt no air resistance. Moreover, you can see that their hair is not moving at all, completely missing to realize any "windy" effect.

grgmssgnn

Continuity mistake: When Captain America is ready to jump out the plane, he is looking at Peggy Carter when he reaches for his goggles, the angle changes to the outside and Cap is seen with one hand out the plane and the other in, with his goggles up. it switches back inside and his goggles are on.

MasterOfAll

Factual error: Oddly for a movie set in the 1940's when nearly half the U.S. population smoked, absolutely no one in the movie is seen smoking. More recognizable in the bar scenes, almost everyone in that bar would have been smoking.

Sweeney7odd

Continuity mistake: The windscreen on the flying wing appears to be completely intact when it is discovered in the present. Not only is it implausible to believe it survived a head-on crash without being damaged, but also during the final fight on board, it receives several bullet holes.

Factual error: The German Stielgranaten - as well as other traditional German WW II hand grenades - did not have a ring and pin like the ones the Allies used, but had a string which had to be pulled hard in order to arm them. Thus they wouldn't make such a distinct 'ping' as they do in the movie.

Daniel4646

Factual error: In the section during the movie reel, there is footage of the 1939 world's fair in New York. The Unisphere is shown. Unfortunately, the Unisphere was constructed in 1964 for the 1964-1965 world's fair. The Perisphere (and Trylon) were the centerpiece of the 1939 fair. The Perisphere was a sphere 200 feet in diameter. The Unisphere is still standing in flushing meadows park in New York city.

Carol Sardinha

Factual error: At one point the Colonel references "MI-6" which is the current British term for their intelligence service. However this terminology didn't exist until after the war. During WWII it would have been referred to as Special Operations Executive or SOE.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the chase through New York, when Steve picks up the taxicab door and uses it as a shield, he has a wet spot or stain on his right knee. Moments later it is gone.

Donatello

Continuity mistake: During the final battle on board the 'flying wing' between Captain America and Red Skull, the finish on CA's shield appears damaged and scorched. Yet in the opening sequence of the movie when his shield is discovered under ice inside the frozen 'flying wing' it appears undamaged.

greydane

Factual error: In one scene, Steve Rogers in shown wearing a Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) on his pocket flap, below his ribbons, with his jump wings above the ribbons. Proper wearing would be CIB on top, jump wings, then the ribbons, all above the pocket flap.

NuclearNemesis

Factual error: The early scene in the movie theatre is in 1943. In the opening newsreel a Sherman Firefly tank is shown. This tank was not made until early 1944 [the long barrel and spherical muzzle brake are distinctive]. Even if we were to assume the tank was made earlier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to people like Stark working for the Allies it still would not be shown in a newsreel anyway for security reasons, with German spies and sympathizers present in the US during the war. (00:09:30)

Continuity mistake: When Rogers and Agent Carter are about to enter the antique shop for the first time, one shot shows Rogers raising both arms to place his cap on his head. The shot changes and Rogers' hands are now down, and he begins to raise them again.

Guy

Character mistake: Dr. Erskine says he lives in Queens at 73rd Street and Utopia Parkway. Actually, 73rd Street is well to the west of Utopia Parkway (both run north-south). Erskine must have meant 73rd Avenue, which does cross Utopia Parkway.

Other mistake: When Schmidt sets the self-destruct timer at the Hydra base, the clocks count down at twice the speed of real-time.

Nik Rolls

Continuity mistake: Colonel Phillips walks into the cell that holds Dr. Zola, while carrying a dinner tray. When he puts it on the table the salt and pepper shakers and the glass of milk are on Colonel Phillips' side of the table. In the next shot you can see Colonel Phillips turning the tray around to Dr. Zola. After he refuses the food and Colonel Philips makes a snappy remark about cyanide, Colonel Philips turns the tray back, so the shakers are on his side. But then when he starts eating they are on Dr. Zola's side again. He does move the glass of milk with his right hand and grabs the knife and fork with his left, making it impossible for him to have moved the shakers. (01:26:00 - 01:26:40)

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