16th Nov 2021

M*A*S*H (1972)

It Happened One Night - S4-E3

Factual error: When the can of beans explodes all over Hawkeye and Hotlips, they act as though the beans are cold. In fact the beans would have been at boiling temperature as the can overheated, causing it to explode, and the two would have been burned.


Factual error: The M1 carbines that the Americans uses are fitted with a bayonet lug enabling a bayonet to be fitted to it. This feature wasn't available till AFTER WW2 and first saw service in Korea.


17th Feb 2021

Point Break (1991)

Factual error: In the intro shots to "Bells Beach" Utah is arriving in an ancient Series 1 Land Rover for some reason and all the "Australian" cars in 1992 are now long forgotten 1950's and 1960's cars. Also the term "Drug Store" is on a sign, that a pure Americanism.


9th Oct 2020

First Man (2018)

Factual error: Neil Armstrong actually never trained on the multiple-axis space test inertia facility (MASTIF) gimbal system. All the Mercury astronauts did, but not the Gemini guys. So when his spacecraft spun out of control, Neil brought it back without the experience on the MASTIF simulator.


26th Sep 2020

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

Show generally

Factual error: Several times in the series, maps purporting to show Russia have the title "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" (USSR). This name existed only after the war ended, before that, they were independent countries until they were annexed by the then Soviets.


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Suggested correction: The USSR was created in 1922, two decades before World War 2.

31st Aug 2020

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

A Russian Is Coming - S3-E12

Factual error: While introducing himself to the downed Russian pilot, Hogan claims he is with the "US Air Force." He was actually with the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) as the US Air Force wasn't formed until 1947, 2 years after the war ended.


20th Aug 2020

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Factual error: In the desert shootout scene Murtagh throws what looks like an M67 "baseball" hand grenade on the ground. They wait for it to explode and Gary Busey says "it's a smoker". M8 smoke grenades look like a soda can, nothing like the baseball shape of a live M67.


Factual error: When Col Steiner is imitating the American's voice over the radio he uses the words "Delta-1" or similar. Delta is part of the NATO phonetic alphabet which wasn't introduced until 1956, well after the war had ended. "Dog" would have been the correct word to use.


15th Jul 2020

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

Information Please - S2-E15

Factual error: The German agent pretending to be an American pilot is wearing a one piece flying suit from the 1960's when he is questioned by Hogan and the British escapee in the barracks. It even has the US Air Force logo on the sleeve, which didn't come into use until 1947, after the war.


24th Jun 2020

Danger Close (2019)

Factual error: At one stage a soldier calls the Air Force Ground Liaison Officer "Captain", when his real rank is Group Captain, a much higher rank.


22nd Jun 2020

Crimson Tide (1995)

Factual error: Many times the Captain is wearing a red baseball style cap. This is only worn by the Captain when drill is underway to signify, "I'm here, but not really here for the purpose of the exercise."


27th May 2020

Under Siege (1992)

Factual error: Early in the movie a F/A 18 is shot down by the Phalanx CIWS. At the time this movie was made, "Block A" models (shown in the film) could only engage targets that are head-on or close to it. It cannot track and engage a sideways moving target in the manner than it did.


21st May 2020

Common mistakes

Factual error: The hugely exaggerated amount of flame and damage produced by military weapons such as a hand grenade. They make a loud boom, a bit of a flash and a small stain of black smoke. No mammoth explosion, that's for sure.


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