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Kong: Skull Island (2017) Poster

Goofs

Continuity 

There are more helicopters in the air than there were on the ship.
During the helicopter(s) vs Kong fight, the time of day changes multiple times. Changing from sunset to bright sunlight.
When Packard is about to shoot at the bird, we see him aiming with his left hand. After he shoots the bird, he puts the rifle down, and it is on his right hand.
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Factual errors 

When Samuel L. Jackson addresses his subordinate Chapman he calls him Captain multiple times even though Chapman is wearing a Major's Oak Leaves.
The P-51 that crashes onto the island in 1944 had black and white stripes on its wings-these were known as "Invasion Stripes," and were used for a short period after the D-Day landings in Europe and not in the Pacific theater.
The Athena cargo ship used to carry the team to the island wasn't built until 2003.
The Ka-Bar combat knife carried by one of the soldiers had serrations on the back edge. The serrations shown are a copyrighted pattern of the Spyderco company that did not exist before 1981.
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Early in the movie, Lieutenant Colonel Packard reaches for a box of cigars, with a Rocky Patel cigar label, which contains his medals. Rocky Patel Cigar company has only been around since 2002.
The Japanese soldier carried his sword in a wooden scabbard. This type of case is called a shira saya (resting scabbard). It is used to store a Japanese sword, not carry it.
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Samuel Jackson's character wears a baseball-style cap with a adjustable strap in the back. In 1973 the Army only wore fitted caps.
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The Army never flew Sea Stallions as referred to while on Skull Island. The Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force flew versions of this chopper, not the Army.
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The stylus on the record player was set to 45 but playing an LP.
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The US Army fatigues during that era had straight across chest pockets, the fatigues worn were those of Marine Corp forces in Southeast Asia, with the chest pockets slanted.
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The CH 53E Super Stallion helicopter didn't begin flight until 1974 and didn't get to the fleet until 1981.
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The 1973 Army uniform did not have the sloped breast pockets.
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Although Northern Lights aren't visible in the southern hemisphere, it could have been the Southern Lights. It is more likely however that the lights and Skull Island's unique storm system are due to the 'hollow earth' characteristics which are never fully explained.
When the the soldier plans to sacrifice himself with the grenades he pulls the pins and releases the spoons, this sets the 5sec timed fuse. There was more than 5sec from arming to detonation not to mention the blast was way to large.
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Several times, the Colonel refers to Chapman as "Captain" when it can be seen on his collar that he wears a maple leaf, the rank of Major in the Army.
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P-51's were in fact used in the pacific theatre during world war 2.
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Miscellaneous 

Photographer was shown loading Kodak Plus-X film into her camera, which is, or was, a mid speed black and white film, OK for daytime shooting, but not for low light shots as she is seen taking later, at least not without camera shake and blurring or unless you use flash equipment. Also, as it is black and white, it isn't what you would use to capture the colors of the Southern Lights and a timed exposure would just be a bunch of grey blur.
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Colonel Packard's 1911 handgun is missing its barrel bushing. Though it will work without it, it issued guns wouldn't be carried with it missing and he should've gotten a replacement part.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The Japanese soldier was holding a German Mauser pistol. Although Japanese forces would not have been able to obtain additional munitions at the end of WWII due to financial issues, the munitions they already had would still be in circulation.

Revealing mistakes 

Samuel L. Jackson's character packs an M14 through the movie. At one point you see him looking though a scope on his rifle. Later on you see him holding the rifle and the scope is nowhere to be seen.
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