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+ - Did Chinese TV pass off Top Gun footage as a milit-> 1

Submitted by heidaro
heidaro (1392977) writes ""As part of its ongoing expansion, has the People's Liberation Army signed up Goose and Maverick? Chinese bloggers are accusing state broadcaster CCTV of using repurposed footage from the 1986 film Top Gun for a story on a recent air force drill."
Is it just me or are communist nations very skilled an embarrassing themselves?"

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Did Chinese TV pass off Top Gun footage as a milit

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  • First, this seems to be the work of a TV broadcaster, not a nation (certainly not a communist one...) ... does anyone here really think "non-commie" media are any better?

    Secondly, apparently it was used as a demonstration of effects of their new missile - using a footage of exploding F-5 is even somewhat fitting, might even be not simply a case of lazy TV crew... (even if not lazy, capturing real hits would be extremely hard for little effect, they aren't particularly "cinema impressive")

    And generally

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