According to cast member Michael Irby who plays bomb dismantler Charles Gray the show is based on a book, Inside Delta Force, that was written by producer Eric Haney.
As he puts it, Hes still in touch with those guys and theyll tell us if a scene is unbelievable or if we sold it as the truth.
Irby says thats important because, in his words, the show is very popular with members of the military and I dont think it would be if it werent accurate.
But while the show strives to be realistic, getting cast on the drama is a fantasy-come-true for Irby, who admits he used have BB-gun wars with his friends while growing up.
He admits: Im getting paid to do what my mom told me never to do.
The Unit airs Tuesday nights on CBS.
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