January 31, 2011

COULD HAVE AT LEAST STOLEN FROM A STRAIGHT MOVIE:

China red-faced after footage of new fighter 'was from Top Gun' (The Telegraph, 1/31/11)

Perhaps it was "a need, a need for speed", as Maverick and Goose once put it, but China's military have been embarrassed by accusations that instead of filming genuine footage of their latest fighter plane, they used a scene from the film Top Gun.

The footage showcasing the J-10 fighter, which showed an air-to-air missile destroying another jet, was aired last week during the main evening broadcast of the state-sponsored channel China Central Television.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 31, 2011 3:35 PM
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