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Anticipation for a Top Gun sequel is high around the world, and apparently, the Chinese military just couldn’t wait. In a TV news story about its air force, broadcast by China’s state-run CCTV, someone seems to have tried to pass off a clip of Maverick blowing a MiG out of the sky as evidence of the ascendant’s Chinese air force’s prowess. The Wall Street Journal broke down the footage:

CCTV has since removed the clip from its website. Apparently, what initially tipped the Journal off was footage of a homoerotic beach volleyball game between four oiled-up Chinese pilots.

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