China Central Television news suspected to have stolen fighter jet scenes from Top Gun
Xinwen lianbo (新闻联播), or News Broadcast, on China Central Television (CCTV), comes under fire again for its report of an air force training exercise on January 23. 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.
A net user who went by the name “刘毅” (Liu Yi) pointed out that the jet that the J-10 “hit” is an F-5, a US fighter jet. In Top Gun, what the leading actor Tom Cruise pilots an F-14 to bring down is exactly an F-5. Looking at the screenshots juxtaposition, one cannot fail to find that even flame, smoke and the way the splinters fly look the same.
On the left are screenshots of CCTV News; on the right are screenshots of Top Gun.
Comments from MITBBS:
hopemore: It’s not about real fight. It’s going electronic.
forestzhao: Chinese version of Top Gun
zhcs: Ai, what a tragedy.
zengm:Is it for real? Who was the pilot in the fighter jet that was brought down? He was killed in the training exercise? Too unfortunate. Isn’t it true that in the exercise, you lose as soon as you’re locked onto as a target? Do they need to fire a real missile? The fighter jet must be costly, and it doesn’t seem to be a pilotless drone.
grass007: …A disgrace indeed…
Comments from PCHome:
弄潮儿daliujia: It’s just borrowing. The U.S. also claimed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. About the same level.
锦衣夜行liubeibeig: A country that is always daydreaming..
职业相亲男roger007: The so-called goof.
晓晨zhouchenno1：Only editing of our country has improved.
地平线yougds：In this rubbish country, the sooner you die, the sooner your soul ascends.