CCTV Passes off Top Gun Footage as a Military Drill

“Chinese bloggers are accusing state broadcaster CCTV of using re-purposed footage from the 1986 film Top Gun for a story on a recent air force drill,” where a target hit by the air-to-air missile fired by a J-10 fighter aircraft looks almost identical to a scene from the movie that made Tom Cruise famous. You know, stuff like this really TAKES MY BREATH AWAY. You see what I did there? No? Okay, sorry.

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