Did China Try To Pass Off Top Gun As Air Force Footage?

A few days ago, China Central Television showed video clips of what they claimed to be an air force training exercise conducted on January 23. From the looks of things, they were actually just playing clips from Top Gun.

The clips in question were reportedly aired during the News Broadcast program on China Central Television, the major state television broadcast company. They supposedly showed a J-10 fighter firing a missile at another aircraft during a practice exercise.

But an internet commenter quickly pointed out that the aircraft the J-10 was shown shooting down was an F-5, an American aircraft, and the very one Tom Cruise guns down in a scene from Top Gun. Comparing frames from the CCTV broadcast (left) and Top Gun (right), well, they're lookin' pretty much identical.

So that's amusing. There's no word yet on whether or not the Chinese fighter pilots engaged in any beach volleyball after the exercises. [MiniTofu via Geekosystem]

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    I'll laugh if a war starts because of this or something.

      If a war does start, China better start collecting as much movie footage as possible, especially if they want a fighting chance of winning it.

        a war against who? USA? lol - they havnt won a war in the last 45 years, and that includes countries that dont even have a navy.

        the trouble with USA is, they believe their own propaganda, that tom cruise can really fly a plane and save them all from a mission impossible.

    Although seriously, is there anything the Chinese won't copy...?


        @Mr Mac- LOL!!!

        they aint THAT silly.

    Oh no, this could mean that the Grear War started early http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Great_War

    Wouldn't this be a copyright issue with Paramount pictures..??

      Ha, if they try that the Chinese Maverick will just buzz the Paramount tower.

      Take that, capitalist pigs!

    Is that going to be goose going down in flames or Peking Duck ?

    We need things, to make us go....

    Tom Cruise is a commie!

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