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There’s one plane in Top Gun: Maverick that’s been causing a bit of a stir.



A fictional jet set to appear in Top Gun: Maverick called the hypersonic Darkstar may not be real, but it looks as though the Chinese government has taken an interest in it, nonetheless.

In an interview with Sandboxx, producer Jerry Bruckheimer explained what happened: “The Navy told us that a Chinese satellite turned and headed on a different route to photograph that plane,” he revealed. “They thought it was real. That's how real it looks.”

Although the upcoming Top Gun sequel features a whole load of real-life aircraft, the Darkstar is entirely fictional. But that doesn’t mean it’s unrealistic.

Aircraft buffs will note that the film’s Darkstar plane looks a lot like the real-life Lockheed Martin prototype, the hypersonic SR-72 – a follow-up to the SR-71 Blackbird. And that’s no coincidence.

“[Director] Joe [Kosinski] worked with Skunk Works and Lockheed to design the plane that's in there,” revealed Bruckheimer. “So, they had a lot of fun doing Darkstar.”

That’s right — Lockheed Martin actually helped design the new Top Gun prototype. It’s no wonder the Chinese government thought it might be the real deal.

“The reason we approached Skunk Works is because I wanted to make the most realistic hypersonic aircraft we possibly could,” said Kosinski. “In fact, as you saw, we built it full-scale in cooperation with them. But the reason it looks so real is because it was the engineers from Skunk Works who helped us design it. So, those are the same people who are working on real aircraft who helped us design Darkstar for this film.”

In fact, the team at Skunk Works was the very same team that designed the SR-71.

According to Kosinski, this was essential. After all, the fictional Darkstar would have to sit alongside the very real F-18s on the Top Gun runway.

“It had to look just as real as the F-18s, the P-51 and everything else in the movie in order for you to buy it,” he said, “That's why we worked closely with them.”

The Top Gun director previously revealed that he shot over 800 hours of footage for Top Gun: Maverick. However, Tom Cruise was stopped from flying an actual jet during the film’s production.



 

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Why Indians are so keen on and content with this kind of meaningless tricks? It only proves Indians don't have the mentality of being great power citizens. Although they have been trying to tell others India is a super power.
 

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Why Indians are so keen on and content with this kind of meaningless tricks? It only proves Indians don't have the mentality of being great power citizens. Although they have been trying to tell others India is a super power.
india is supaaar powaaar chini is fake we are growing economy and in 6 months we will be bigger than china. we battered china in ladalk n battered that weak country called pakistan in loc. supaarrr powaaaarrr hindustan sunny deol.
 

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There’s one plane in Top Gun: Maverick that’s been causing a bit of a stir.



A fictional jet set to appear in Top Gun: Maverick called the hypersonic Darkstar may not be real, but it looks as though the Chinese government has taken an interest in it, nonetheless.

In an interview with Sandboxx, producer Jerry Bruckheimer explained what happened: “The Navy told us that a Chinese satellite turned and headed on a different route to photograph that plane,” he revealed. “They thought it was real. That's how real it looks.”

Although the upcoming Top Gun sequel features a whole load of real-life aircraft, the Darkstar is entirely fictional. But that doesn’t mean it’s unrealistic.

Aircraft buffs will note that the film’s Darkstar plane looks a lot like the real-life Lockheed Martin prototype, the hypersonic SR-72 – a follow-up to the SR-71 Blackbird. And that’s no coincidence.

“[Director] Joe [Kosinski] worked with Skunk Works and Lockheed to design the plane that's in there,” revealed Bruckheimer. “So, they had a lot of fun doing Darkstar.”

That’s right — Lockheed Martin actually helped design the new Top Gun prototype. It’s no wonder the Chinese government thought it might be the real deal.

“The reason we approached Skunk Works is because I wanted to make the most realistic hypersonic aircraft we possibly could,” said Kosinski. “In fact, as you saw, we built it full-scale in cooperation with them. But the reason it looks so real is because it was the engineers from Skunk Works who helped us design it. So, those are the same people who are working on real aircraft who helped us design Darkstar for this film.”

In fact, the team at Skunk Works was the very same team that designed the SR-71.

According to Kosinski, this was essential. After all, the fictional Darkstar would have to sit alongside the very real F-18s on the Top Gun runway.

“It had to look just as real as the F-18s, the P-51 and everything else in the movie in order for you to buy it,” he said, “That's why we worked closely with them.”

The Top Gun director previously revealed that he shot over 800 hours of footage for Top Gun: Maverick. However, Tom Cruise was stopped from flying an actual jet during the film’s production.




This one is a keeper.
 

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It is difficult to understand how the United States confirmed that the target of a Chinese satellite moving is this non-existent aircraft? ?
 

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It is difficult to understand how the United States confirmed that the target of a Chinese satellite moving is this non-existent aircraft? ?


The usual kind of lying USA is very well known for.

That covid 19 from Wuhan when it was from Fort Dettrick
Slave labour and genocide of Xinjiang all created lies from NED and USA and amplified by paid actors and blown and screamed to the world by Western MSMs

Rioters of Hong Kong fighting for democracy and freedom when they just a bunch of paid hooligans recruited by NED and directed by NED

Russia attacking poor Ukraine when it was Ukraine paid and directed by USA with NATO as USA poodle who created the war 8 over years ago that Russia now trying to end
 

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Why Indians are so keen on and content with this kind of meaningless tricks? It only proves Indians don't have the mentality of being great power citizens. Although they have been trying to tell others India is a super power.

They are suffering from 'cockroach ego' syndrome. This disease caused them to go extent.
 

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they may hate each other on the outside but on the inside they have symbotic relationship america be my bitch n give your technology and i give you money and toys. amerika my b itch go n break a few countries, get me that contract to rebuild them, plz my b itch if you need that quick fix of cash n toys. china and usa are hidden lovers. india just a side slut. pakistan a nasty b it ch. russia a mad soviet bitch that hits back.
 

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The usual kind of lying USA is very well known for.

That covid 19 from Wuhan when it was from Fort Dettrick
Slave labour and genocide of Xinjiang all created lies from NED and USA and amplified by paid actors and blown and screamed to the world by Western MSMs

Rioters of Hong Kong fighting for democracy and freedom when they just a bunch of paid hooligans recruited by NED and directed by NED

Russia attacking poor Ukraine when it was Ukraine paid and directed by USA with NATO as USA poodle who created the war 8 over years ago that Russia now trying to end
 

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india is supaaar powaaar chini is fake we are growing economy and in 6 months we will be bigger than china. we battered china in ladalk n battered that weak country called pakistan in loc. supaarrr powaaaarrr hindustan sunny deol.
More lije sunny leone, getting tag teamed by Pak & China.
 

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