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Top Gun 2

Old 19th Jul 2019, 19:35
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Cruise at Comic-con: no CGI.
Well that promise fell at the first hurdle
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 20:04
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One of the pilots for the film is a school friend's husband. He did some of the flying for TC. They can't tell me anymore or show photos until the film is out! He's an F18 pilot.
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 23:07
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They dragged one out of a museum onto a carrier for the movie
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 06:36
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It certainly looks like a movie worth watching! Provided, that is, it isn't infested with low quality CGI...

No doubt it won't do USN recruiting any harm either - which isn't a bad thing!
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 12:33
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A certain middle Eastern republic whom the Yoonyeted Staytes ain't too happy with at the moment I think...?
Or are their ones all broken now...?
The Iranians have about 2 dozen serviceable - here is one at an Airshow in 2018:



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Old 20th Jul 2019, 21:58
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The Iranians have about 2 dozen serviceable - here is one at an Airshow in 2018:



What was that about flying bricks?
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 07:56
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"Still, it'll be way better than Top Gun 3"

that'll be the one where he has a gorgeous 22 year old female sidekick and a singing meercat no?
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 12:41
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Sorry but the scene of the Hornet climbing towards the camera after the pull-up is CGI. So is the Tomcat at the end. All CGI.
The Tomcat isn't real??? Could've put a spoiler alert on first!
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 19:59
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The cat-shot, formation scene, desert low flying, pull-up (viewed from the ground), ridgeline crossing, riverbed scene
Yes, can't tell, possibly some of it, definitely not, and are you kidding me?
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 22:51
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Originally Posted by tartare View Post
A certain middle Eastern republic whom the Yoonyeted Staytes ain't too happy with at the moment I think...?
Or are their ones all broken now...?
Doesn't seem like the Yoonited Kingdum are all that happy with them either! Unless having one's ships captured is cause for celebration...

I wouldn't expect much from Iran's Tomcats, but they do seem to have a few other weapons at their disposal.
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 16:29
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The enemy is the N. Koreans (again) who never forgot the caning in the first movie and want somebody's butt.
Not sure if you’re TIC, but you might want to watch the first one again...
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Old 24th Jul 2019, 21:20
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Sadly Kelly is now so large her mass affects the tides. So we'll the old fellas and some new younger actresses.
The Hollywood way.
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 07:22
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This is going to do wonders for RAF Pilot applicant numbers, oh wait, only 20 are being selected a year now...
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 08:57
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The enemy is the N. Koreans (again) who never forgot the caning in the first movie...
What were the North Koreans doing in the Indian Ocean, in the first movie?
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 13:49
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Sadly Kelly is now so large her mass affects the tides. So we'll the old fellas and some new younger actresses.
The Hollywood way.
Well, my own mass has more effect on the tides, too, than it did when TG1 came out, She was fine enough to look at back then. Better than I, for sure, but then I wasn’t in the cast. Thank goodness.
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 15:33
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I still feel it'll have to go a long way to beat Hot Shots! Part Deux.

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Old 25th Jul 2019, 15:50
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I like the way he dropped down a gear before pulling up off the desert floor.
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 18:58
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Looks like the new Top Gun bows to China’s communist party by censoring Maverick’s ja



https://www.businessinsider.com/top-...t-party-2019-7
The sequel to "Top Gun," a film that boosted US Navy aviation recruitment by 500%, appears to have bowed to China's powerful Communist party by changing the jacket of its titular character, Maverick, played by Tom Cruise.

In the trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick," which came out on Thursday, Tom Cruise's character can be seen wearing his signature leather jacket, but something isn't the same anymore.

An eagle-eyed Twitter user pointed out that Maverick, whose entire character and name suggest a fierce independence, now wears a jacket that appears changed to appease China, the US's current chief military adversary.
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Old 26th Jul 2019, 14:18
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Preparing to attack the SS Layton?? Dunno. But that's who "they" seem to think it was. Who was the enemy...


****************SPOILERS BELOW********************






















Looks like the Tomcat is not IRIAF but may be pretending to be. They got it from the NNAM and were allowed to paint it and have it rewired to allow powering up of the cockpit and lighting. Apparently it was hoisted onto a CVN for some scenes but it didn't fly. The Tomcat is CGI. Actors underwent flight "physicals" and water and ejection seat training and the flight scenes were then shot in real F models to represent E and F models. Select Hornet scenes are CGI but the rest is real including most of the trailer footage.

"Allow for the internal and external placement of the Production Company’s cameras on F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets and Navy helicopters with the approval of the Naval Air Systems Command [NAVAIR]"
Hmm, not sure that Brad Howard from Task & Purpose is the leading authority (no idea who he is), but ok. Those aren't really spoilers, but common knowledge.
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