According to Bring Back... The A-Team (2006), George Peppard resented the female actors that were added to the cast, Melinda Culea and Marla Heasley, and told them so. Peppard felt that a female character was unnecessary for the show. Ultimately, both actresses were fired.
In order to have become a Green Beret BA Baracus would have to have undergone Airborne Training and completed a number of parachute jumps. Yet according to his mother he was afraid of flying even from an early age. However, given BA's tenacity and toughness, that doesn't discount the possibility that he did many parachute jumps simply because he wanted to face that fear and overcome it.
Throughout the series, the stunt doubles used to stand in for the actors are often very obviously not the actor in question. This is consistent with other action/adventure TV shows from the same era and ilk.
Yes, Hannibal was based on Special Forces Colonel 'Bo' Gritz, the most decorated Green Beret of the Vietnam War who was famous for his innovation and bucking authority. He would later organise his own private rescue attempt for American soldiers supposedly held captive after the end of the Vietnam War providing the basis for Gene Hackman's character in the film 'Uncommon Valour'.
Face was based on James Garner's character Hendley 'The Scrounger' in The Great Escape, based on Garner's real life role in his army unit during the Korean War.
Why Was Dirk Benedict Not In the Pilot Episode?
Dirk Benedict was not the original actor selected to play Templeton Peck in the pilot. The part was played by Tim Dunigan. He was later replaced by Benedict because the producers felt Dunigan looked too young to be a Vietnam veteran. It was also alleged the fact he was significantly taller than his co-stars also led to the part being recast.