Xinwen lianbo, or News Broadcast, on China Central Television , comes under fire again for its report of an air force maneuver 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 “??” (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 manoeuver? Too unfortunate. Isn’t it true that in the manoeuver, you lose as soon as you’re locked onto? 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:
???daliujia: It’s just borrowing. The U.S. also claimed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. About the same level.
????liubeibeig: A country that is always daydreaming..
?????roger007: The so-called goof.
??zhouchenno1:Only editing of our country has improved.
???yougds:In this rubbish country, the sooner you die, the sooner your soul ascend.