The long-awaited “Top Gun: Maverick” will fly into theaters later this month, and while most of the movie features very real U.S. Navy aircraft, there’s one exotic platform aviation buffs might not recognize: the hypersonic Darkstar.
Darkstar may not be a real airplane, but it certainly looks the part—so much so that the Navy apparently told Top Gun’s producer, legendary filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer, that China re-oriented spy satellites to get a glimpse of the full-size mock-up they built for filming. How did they pull that off? Well… with a bit of help from Lockheed Martin’s legendary Skunk Works.
Special thanks to Paramount Picture and Lockheed Martin for the use of their promotional materials in this video.
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