China Rips Off Top Gun to Jazz Up Military News

27.01.11

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Stolen scene

Stolen scene. Via Ministry of Tofu.

by DAVID AXE

China has come under scrutiny for allegedly stealing U.S. secrets to help develop its J-20 stealth fighter. Beijing is notorious for copying U.S. and other foreign military hardware, often badly. Now it appears China’s government-run Central Television News has ripped off American cinema in order to spruce up its reporting on a Chinese air force training exercise, according to Ministry of Tofu. “In the newscast, the way a target was hit by the air-to-air missile fired by a J-10 fighter aircraft and exploded looks almost identical to a cinema scene from the Hollywood film Top Gun.”

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7 Responses to “China Rips Off Top Gun to Jazz Up Military News”

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by David Axe, Double Aught. Double Aught said: LOL RT @warisboring China Rips Off Top Gun to Jazz Up Military News http://is.gd/nbdbZg [...]

  2. Brian Black says:

    I wonder how long it will be before we see grainy photos of the ‘Iron Man’ suit flying over Chengdu.

  3. Jules Rivera says:

    Oh, come on. It’s not a true ripoff without the Kenny Loggins soundtrack.

    I would give my left butt cheek to hear “Highway to the Danger Zone” translated to Mandarin. That would be all kinds of amazing.

  4. Jay says:

    the purpose is fooling her own people.

  5. Dr. Scott says:

    Stay tuned: we’ll soon get the new footage of the J-20 blowing up the White House, the Death Star, the skyscraper from Die Hard, and a Klingon battle cruiser.

  6. whoaretheytryingtokid says:

    If China ever went to war with the USA I wonder if they will be able to place an advance order for similar clips? This will be about the only way a Chinese pilot will have any hope of shooting down a US or Australian plane.

  7. Bruce Lee says:

    Yeah, it’s hilarious! And I am sure what happened in Korea 1954, which the American got their ass kick by the Chinese was just another stolen clip from one of your Hollywood flicks, right?

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