China’s air force video showing ‘attack on US airbase’ uses Hollywood footage

China's air force has released an action-packed video showing nuclear-capable H-6 bombers carrying out a simulated attack on what appeared to be a US airbase.

Video released by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) on their official social media account shows the H-6 bombers taking off from a desert base.

Accompanied with dramatic music and cinematography, a pilot presses a button and looses off a missile at an unidentified seaside runway.

The missile homes in on the runway, a satellite image of which is shown that looks exactly like the layout of Andersen Air Force base on the US Pacific Island of Guam, reported Reuters.

The clip then cuts to show the impact of the hit as the ground appears to shake, following by aerial views of an explosion.

The two-minute-long video was titled "The god of war H-6K goes on the attack!".

The China air force wrote in the description: "We are the defenders of the motherland’s aerial security; we have the confidence and ability to always defend the security of the motherland’s skies."

It came as China carried out a second day of drills near Chinese-claimed Taiwan, to express anger at the visit of a senior US State Department official to Taipei.

The H-6 has been involved in multiple Chinese flights around and near Taiwan, according to Taiwan’s air force, including those last week.

The H-6K is the latest model of the bomber, which is based on the 1950s vintage Soviet Tu-16.

Eagle-eyed viewers were quick to notice the PLA may have borrowed some scenes from Hollywood blockbusters and merged it into the simulation video.

The clip of the missile speeding toward an island matches an opening scene in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and which the island is supposed to be Diego Garcia, which is home to a US Navy base.

The aerial shot showing an explosion at an island appeared to be in the scene in the 1996 action-thriller The Rock.

One scene capturing a sensational scene of shaking car wreckage appeared to taken from the opening scene in The Hurt Locker.

A source close to the Chinese military told South China Morning Post that it was common practice for the PLA’s publicity department to "borrow" from Hollywood films to make their productions look more spectacular.

He said: "There won’t be any intellectual property problems as only a few seconds of footage was used and the PLA film is not for commercial release."

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