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5 hours ago, Boy Howdy said:

Sorry 'bout that.

Credit given where credit is due!

Nah, don't worry about that, its a new topic for you to go threw, lots of great screen grabs from movies where real military unit patches are used

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General Apathy

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U-571 film ( 2000 )

 

within the first five minutes of this film a German submariner is seen wearing an American USAAF A-14 oxygen mask as he extinguishes a fire.

 

The storyline is about a U.S. submarine crew capturing an Enigma machine from a damaged U-Boat, in reality this didn't happen until late 1944 and post D-Day, the Royal Navy had captured one three years earlier in May 1941. 

 

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regards lewis.

 

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1 hour ago, General Apathy said:

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U-571 film ( 2000 )

 

within the first five minutes of this film a German submariner is seen wearing an American USAAF A-14 oxygen mask as he extinguishes a fire.

 

The storyline is about a U.S. submarine crew capturing an Enigma machine from a damaged U-Boat, in reality this didn't happen until late 1944 and post D-Day, the Royal Navy had captured one three years earlier in May 1941. 

 

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regards lewis.

 

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I am embarrassed to say that I never picked up on that (A-14 mask) until you pointed it out. Quite obvious, but so out of place that it “blended in” with the commotion at the time, I suppose. That movie contains more than its fair share of blunders and now, I need to go watch it again. Thanks. 

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The eagle has landed. All the us gis with m1 carbines with 30rd mags bayonet lugs and m1 garand web belts. 

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On 2/12/2021 at 4:51 PM, patches said:

 

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Posted February 8, 2012

  J_Andrews said:

Around 1962 there was "Dark of the Sun" (approx title ?) set in the Congo (topical at the time) with Rod Taylor and Jim Brown as mercenaries. At the end their train is being strafed (by T-6s IIRC) and Jim Brown grits his teeth and heroically lays into them with a .50 cal Browning MG on a pintle mount.

 

There is no ammo can, just a short belt of maybe 10 rds of dummies (IIRC you can see the holes in the cases). But what the heck, nor is there any movement of the ammo belt, nor action movement, nor RECOIL, nor links dropping, nor muzzle blast. The only thing happening at the muzzle is a tiny lick of blue flame (propane?).

 

Posted patches February 8, 2012

In another example, of UNDER KILL, in the Fighting Seabees, the scene where Fred Mertz, gets killed by a Sniper, the Duke, spots the Nip, and lets loose with a long burst from his Thompson, the enemy sniper, is leaning forward on a berm, with just his head , shoulders, and arms,with his rifle in the firing position, he gets hit, and he just NODS OFF, yea LOL, that's what happens when a person get his most upper part of his body to include his head, hit by 6 or 7  45.cal bullets.

 

This is fun, anymore Hollywood weaponry high jinxs, Anyone else remember other blunders like these ?

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Quite a lot of Pee being thrown at Rod Taylor Jim Brown and company, as   J_Andrews said, no ammo can is in his cradle  1786918835_emoticonlaugh.png.72688aa361e45ea13ea2e56de6689df8.png

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And this Still right before Brown fires the 50 again no ammo can is in his cradle.

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Kinda the opposite but recently watching either Bonanza or Gunsmoke and there was a fight scene where one of the characters was clearly using a Kabar of some type.

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The longest day… just saw a Paratrooper with the 82nd airborne. During the beginning of the movie when he’s behind the brick wall and he stands up after using the cricket and 101st is on the other side. The 82nd airborne paratrooper has an early model haversack on.

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