Just picked up this movie, enjoyed the many flight scenes, was not horrible considering the year it was made but I really had fun finding all the mistakes they made. Here's my list of goof-ups: (if anyone has seen it and has noticed more mistakes, let us know)
1-Richthofen's squadron was comprised of D-VII's, a Pfaltz D-III and a couple of Tiger Moths
made to look like german fighters.-Richthofen was already dead before they got the first deliveries of D-VII's.
2-Capt. Roy Brown
never met or fought MVR until that fateful day in April 1918.
3-Goering was not in MVR's squadron with Boelcke.
4-MVR was not involved or blamed for Boelcke's accident, nor was Goering, as the movie purports.
5-Goering did not shoot down and kill Lanoe Hawker
, MVR did.
6-MVR was not over 6ft tall, as the actor who portrayed him was.
7-MVR did not like the DR1 when he first saw it, as the movie purports.
8-Brown was not the arrogant loner the movie showed and got along with his fellow pilots.
9-The wheels on the SE-5's were not painted with the
british cockade, IIRC.
10-Goering did not shoot down Brown (who survived)
11-MVR was not shot down and wounded by an SE-5 scout but a tail-gunner of a two seater got him from a long distance as MVR, in his own words, did not think he was within range.
12-The British did not destroy MVR's circus on the ground in a raid, as purported.
13-The Germans did not do the same in an act of revenge.
14-Voss did not die flying with MVR and it was not on the same day as MVR was wounded, as the film showed.
15-The DR1 did not have a large open cowling as shown in the film.
16-Goering was not a bastard (during this time) and got along with MVR.
17-Wolff was not shot down in a D-VII and was shot down before
Voss, not after. (Wolff was killed 7 days before Voss)
18-Brown did not have any bar brawls with americans (or british)
19-Wrong colours on Berthold's D-VII and he was not shot down and killed. (killed by angry mob during Berlin's riots after the war).
20-Ltn. May did not land his plane when MVR was pursuing him.
21-MVR did not have a dog fight (attack) Brown, he was attacked from the rear by Brown in one pass.
22-MVR's plane did not make a perfect soft landing and australian gunners did not give him a gun salute (in front of an intact DR1 with dead MVR in it.