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Posted: 10/25/2004 5:11:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 5:14:19 AM EST by wedge1082]
Well the Wedge family was watching Platoon last night. I had not seen it in several years and thanks to ar15.com I can't even enjoy a movie that has guns in it anymore because I spend the entire time looking for inaccuracies in the weapons.

My question is, I saw a lot of A2 flash hiders, in fact I don't remember seeing one A1. Also quite a few people had 16" barrels with what looked like the newer round handguards. Some rifles had forward assist and some did not.

Was any of this consistent with the time line of the movie?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:12:57 AM EST
Stuff it in her pooper and post pics!

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Woops! Sorry! Wrong thread!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:14:18 AM EST
Remember when the movie was made: 1986.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:17:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Remember when the movie was made: 1986.



Well they had a military adviser on the movie. What exactly was he advising them on?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:20:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:31:01 AM EST
You'll love this site: The "Nitpickers" site for Platoon

Viewers send in mistakes they see in the movie. Oh and Dale Dye was the .mil advisor.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:31:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 5:35:07 AM EST by Daytona955i]
I don't remember... Does Platoon give years for what happens? Vietnam was a long war, and I think that some of the changes made it to the lines. However I think it was all A-1's They didn't start developing the A2 until after 1980(which would be a2 flash hider, round handguards, HBAR, faster twist,etc). Unless it was a CAR-15, there were a limited number of 14 inch bbl, round handguard Air Force Survival Rifles used in Vietnam. A lot of times in movies that use 16" bbl, when it should have been 10" bbl too. It's hollywood, I always take it with a grain of salt.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:33:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
Well the Wedge family was watching Platoon last night. I had not seen it in several years and thanks to ar15.com I can't even enjoy a movie that has guns in it anymore because I spend the entire time looking for inaccuracies in the weapons.

My question is, I saw a lot of A2 flash hiders, in fact I don't remember seeing one A1. Also quite a few people had 16" barrels with what looked like the newer round handguards. Some rifles had forward assist and some did not.

Was any of this consistent with the time line of the movie?



Didnt the CAR (16") ALWAYS have the round handgaurds?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:34:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By skid2964:

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
Well the Wedge family was watching Platoon last night. I had not seen it in several years and thanks to ar15.com I can't even enjoy a movie that has guns in it anymore because I spend the entire time looking for inaccuracies in the weapons.

My question is, I saw a lot of A2 flash hiders, in fact I don't remember seeing one A1. Also quite a few people had 16" barrels with what looked like the newer round handguards. Some rifles had forward assist and some did not.

Was any of this consistent with the time line of the movie?



Didnt the CAR (16") ALWAYS have the round handgaurds?



I think so, but was that rifle even in use then?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:38:40 AM EST
The early Colt Commando had triangular handguards.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:40:23 AM EST
Yes but they were called "Car-15s" and yes they did have round handguards.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:40:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:44:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 5:47:12 AM EST by Daytona955i]

This was the pre-1970 model, and we all know that just because there was a newer version, doesn't mean the old ones weren't used.

Round handguard, brass deflector, forward assist, modified flash supressor, and telescoping stock. (XM-177E1)

The A-2 version I think.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:46:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 5:47:08 AM EST by ZEN]

What was NOT consistant was the guy whipping out a "Cold Steel" push daggar and slicing that guys face.

They had not been invented at that time.

I wondered what time traveler gave it to him? It's really glaring to me.


Since I've smartened up about Oliver Stone, I hate that movie.

A bunch of politcially correct crap.

It's the war from a dumb hippies point of view.

All of the cool guys smoke dope and hate the war.

And the bad guy is straight laced and is a baby killer.


What a croc of crap.

Nothing but a bunch of left wing propaganda.

Makes me want to VOMIT! (I know Zen, tell us how you REALLY feel)

Zen





"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:46:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
Hamburger Hill, which came out in 1987, got the weapons right



I like the scene where they teach the "rebels" how to use a toothbrush!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:49:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By ZEN:
What was NOT consistant was the guy whipping out a "Cold Steel" push daggar and slicing that guys face.

They had not been invented at that time.

I wondered what time traveler gave it to him? It's really glaring to me.

Since I've smartened up about Oliver Stone, I hate that movie.

A bunch of politcially correct crap.

It's the war from a dumb hippies point of view.

All of the cool guys smoke dope and hate the war.

And the bad guy is straight laced and is a baby killer.

What a croc of crap.

Nothing but a bunch of left wing propaganda.

Makes me want to VOMIT! (I know Zen, tell us how you REALLY feel)

Zen

"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"



Platoon just about walks right up to the line on where I stop liking a movie, because of it's anti-war crap. I felt the same way about MASH.

I just enjoy watching people shoot black rifles.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:55:46 AM EST

I enjoyed it when I was young and dumb. (and politically unaware)

But now I ask myself, who do I want to go to war with, A bunch of hippie dopers or some guys who want to do their job?

The hippies are heros in the movie, but if you actually think about what those kind of people would be like in real life, it puts a different slant on things.

The scary thing about movies is how they can be used as propaganda and make anyone look like a hero when view through the vasaline covered lens of the movie camera.


Zen


"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"
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