China passes off footage from top gun as training

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  1. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dail...-top-gun-footage-off-20110129-122945-920.html

     
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  3. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    But that short guy really was Tom Cruise not a chinese man.
     
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  5. dbnp48 Q.E.D. Registered Senior Member

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    It's hard to believe the Chinese would be that stupid. They would have known that any footage they released would be examined by experts.
     
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  7. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    Well they did do it. Just who decided to do it we may never know.
     
  8. dbnp48 Q.E.D. Registered Senior Member

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    The Telegraph (major conservative newspaper) in the UK has published the story. That's enough for me. I'd hate to be the Chinese official that made that boneheaded decision.
     
  9. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    It's not as though they really care. The whole purpose was propaganda aimed at the Chinese population - the VAST majority of whom have never seen the Top Gun movie.

    The government is just trying to make themselves look progressive to boost the spirit of nationalism - a page from the same book the North Koreans use when they threaten "serious nuclear retaliation." :shrug: Bunch of dummies!!
     
  10. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    LOL! Where is Billy he should see this!
     
  11. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, the technology gap BS again. It never existed with the Russians, but was a good boogeyman for the sake of the military contractors....
     
  12. jmpet Valued Senior Member

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    It is so obvious it's Top Gun that it's rather sad.

    Meanwhile in Russia, they have inflatable tanks and AA guns that look real from satelites...
     
  13. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Why should they show actual footage? Chinese media is all phoney anyway. Why give away secrets when you don't have to?
     
  14. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    Hahahaha.... THAT is so funny I have to forward it to my Chinese friend

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  15. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    The Chinese like nothing more than to be underestimated.
     
  16. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    They saved a lot of cash on the destroyed aircraft anyway.
     
  17. WillNever Valued Senior Member

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    China smells funny.
     
  18. Spectrum Registered Senior Member

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    China smells of tea. Mmmmm, teeeaaaa.
     
  19. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    This does nothing in "estimating" their military might, it's just embarrassing.
     
  20. jmpet Valued Senior Member

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    It's really sad when they have to resprt to propoganda to feed the masses.

    Even if it wasn't Top Gun footage- planes don't blow up the way they did in that footage and perhaps more importantly- blowing up a plane means you're killing the pilot, so who did they kill to make that footage?? Makes no sense...
     
  21. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder if one of the Chinese pilots did the Kilmer Bite?
     
  22. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    So who did the USAF kill in this video?
    A number of airforces modify old aircraft and turn them into unmanned target drones...
     
  23. birch Valued Senior Member

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    what's strange is this was put out for domestic consumption to fool the chinese people but they have seen that movie. they do have some censorship but not that much which is what's so weird about it. of course someone was going to notice.

    this might have worked in north korea but not china.
     

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