Chinese fighter video borrowed from "Top Gun"?

Thanks to the folks at AVweb for alerting us to this one. It appears that a video from the Chinese of their J-10 shooting down a jet in an air force drill was actually lifted from the movie "Top Gun." Reports are that a Web user noticed the similarity and posted the questionable clips. The Wall Street Journal then picked up on the story.

Here is the original Chinese news video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m9frK_QTd4

And here is the WSJ comparison to "Top Gun":

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2011/01/28/video-cctv-tries-to-pass-off-%E2%80%98top-gun%E2%80%99-clip-as-military-drill/

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