The ChiComs, ever desperate to show the rest of the world how bad-ass their crappy “Made in China” Wal*Mart technology is, are apparently ripping off old Top Gun footage to show off their new Sooper Fighter (with beef and flied lice), the J-10. (h/t LC Tremor).
In the footage, the J-10 allegedly shoots down an F-5 and, in a show of quite remarkable coincidence, the F-5 in the ChiCom propaganda footage blows up in the exact same way, right down to the explosion and debris cloud, as a movie F-5 blown out of the skies by Tom Cruise in Top Gun.
We’re sure that the Butchers of Beijing will explain to us shortly that it’s a design feature of the F-5. It simply cannot blow up any other way.
The rest of us, in the meantime, will be laughing our arses off.
Hey, as long as the ChiComs are ripping off Top Gun footage, can we get them to take Tom Cruise, too? Just askin’.
Response to Erbo @:
He’s short enough… this whole fiasco has gone viral in China- the CCP is getting pilloried and losing face badly. 😀
That’s pretty arrogant, even by Middle Kingdom standards. I guess the commissars thought we wouldn’t notice. Or they just don’t care. The loss of face will sting, but the Chinese will manufacture another incident, if one doesn’t come along naturally, to put us gweilos in our place. Count on it.
Their mistake was in splicing in footage from Top Gun – a motion picture that millions of people are very familiar with. And you’d think they had a wide selection of pirated movies to steal from, what with them duplicating so many copyrighted pictures. They’d probably have gotten away with it if they’d lifted a scene from a movie that… Read more »
If they truly feel bad ass, well, lets start with an F-15, then say move on up and see how it plays out….
They had to do it this way – if they’d used actual footage from their actual hardware, it would have been:
“She got you jumping off the track and shovin’ into… the ocean…. damn…”
Do they have any footage of the pilot turning upside down to pour his Pepsi Cora?
It looks like the chicoms didn’t learn all that much from Iran.
LC Scott says:
Ugh. Idiots. Russians were so good at propaganda, back in the day, why not ask them how it’s really done?
Somebody in fox news loves us. They just did this story, complete with the Iran photo-chop story.