The Rat Patrol

The Rat Patrol (1966)

11 mistakes in season 2

The Darers Go First Raid - S2-E4

Factual error: Sgt. Moffitt takes the controls of the tank and the steering mechanism looks like a "tricycle" type. The Sherman model used in this episode actually used left and right lateral stick controls, not a tricycle or "T-Bar" control.

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The Darers Go First Raid - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: Tully looks through the tank's gun sight at the dog following behind them, but the tank's gun is oriented to the front and not the rear, where the dog is located.

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The Darers Go First Raid - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: One scene shows a tank of the M46/47 Patton series as it rolls over the view of the camera rather than the M4 Sherman model used in this episode.

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The Darers Go First Raid - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: The pyrotechnic apparatus that simulates the German tank firing is visible inside the tank's gun barrel in some scenes, and missing in others.

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The David and Goliath Raid - S2-E2

Factual error: Some of Dietrich's command vehicles have license plates that begin with the letters "WL", denoting German Luftwaffe (Air Force), rather than "WH", which denotes Wehrmacht (Army), of which the Deutsche Afrika Korps were a part. Dietrich is not part of the Luftwaffe's "Ramcke Brigade" which also served in North Arfrica - he is Deutsche Afrika Korps (again, part of the regular German Army).

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The David and Goliath Raid - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: While Hitch dresses Tully's arm wound, modern power line towers following a paved road are seen in the background.

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The David and Goliath Raid - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: After the German motorcycle and sidecar crashes, the bodies of the riders change positions as they lay in the sand.

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The Truce at Aburah Raid - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: During and after the firefight at the well, a civilian 1960's-era automobile can be seen in the background driving on a paved highway.

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The Truce at Aburah Raid - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: The blood pack on Tully's chest is visible before he is shot by the German sniper.

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The Truce at Aburah Raid - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: In close ups Tully and Moffitt are aboard their jeeps manning their weapons, but in the long shots they are dismounted, behind their vehicles.

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The Truce at Aburah Raid - S2-E1

Audio problem: Sgt. Troy's machine gun is not firing, yet the firing sound is heard as they are being chased by Dietrich's vehicles.

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