War movies with the wrong tanks annoy the shit out of me. The film “The Battle Of The Bulge”? Why the fuck was everyone using Vietnam-era tanks? The war film “The Big Red One”? German SS Panzer divisions driving Sherman M4s? Fucking what? Damn, would it kill Hollywood to rent the right tanks once in a while?
To be fair, the main sources of original tanks were under Soviet control. I do always laugh at the Patton tanks used in “Patton”.
I still don’t get why Tiger 131 of the Afrika Corps (a perfectly functioning captured Tiger tank since 1943) wasn’t rented in any WW2 war movies until now. It literally runs like it’s fresh off the factory floor, and was donated to Bovington Tank Museum decades ago.