From: ask doggie
Blackhawk Down is the most accurate war movie, even down to exact words said and gunbattle situations.
There were a lot of inaccurate problems I had with this "Hollywood" movie, but it would take threads full to get into them all. I'll just point out one typical issue then right at the start..
The part where super-duper smart helicopter pilot is able to spot an RPG, and in lightning speed, jerks back the vehicle, and perfectly times the rpg to shoot right threw the open space in the heli, JUST LIKE THAT!
Ummmmmm...... O_o.. ? Is that Rambo again?
This is Holywood's explanation as to why an American soldier fell off the heli and basically crippled himself. The fact is, the heli in real-life was in no such situation, and the soldier simply stepped out to grab onto the rope and instead mis-stepped and fell. There was no action during that time, just a simple standard procedure. Not even a simple bullet had flown yet, and no one was even expecting one to yet at that point.
Yes, it was a simple accident, but definitely was embarrasing for the forces, so Holywood decided to TWIST the story once again to make it more heroic.
I refuse to get into any more issues on BlackHawkD... let's just say that movie was a let-down for me since I had did some study on the scenario long before HOLLYWOOD decided to bring this to the silver screen for a fast buck.
I hardly think they changed the story line simply to cover-up what you perceive as an embarrassment ……
I seen four individuals get medicals in jump school alone, can’t image how you would think during such a operation a misstep would cause Delta and the Rangers embarrassments .