Tom Cruise was invited to get acquainted with the Su-57. All because of the role in the film Top Gun

(ORDO NEWS) — The lead actor in the film “Top Gun” was invited to the MAKS-2023 air show.

In 2022, the movie Top Gun: Maverick will be released in theaters – a continuation of the story of military instructor pilot Peter Mitchell, nicknamed “Maverick”, who became known from the 1986 film Top Gun.

Jerry Bruckheimer made American military aviation famous among a wide audience, and Joseph Kosinski took it upon himself to make a continuation of the cult film.

In a fresh teaser for Top Gun: Maverick, the full release of which is scheduled for May 25, 2022, viewers noticed an aircraft that resembles the Russian fifth-generation Su-57 multirole fighter.

According to the plot, the hero of Tom Cruise meets with the “Criminal” (as the Su-57 is designated by NATO codification) in an air battle. Rostec responded to this situation and took the opportunity to invite Maverick to Zhukovsky near Moscow for the 2023 International Aviation and Space Salon.

“The Su-57 is a powerful and advanced machine. She is impressive and inspiring. Not only the military, but also, as we see, filmmakers.

At the same time, neither the creators of Top Gun: Maverick, nor the Hollywood actor himself confirmed any official connection between the plane filmed in the movie and the real Russian fifth-generation fighter. Tom Cruise himself did not respond to the invitation to visit MAKS-2023.

Tom Cruise was invited to get acquainted with the Su 57 All because of the role in the film Top Gun 2

What Maverick flies in Top Gun and Top Gun: Maverick

According to the plot of the first film, Maverick is a skilled carrier-based fighter pilot, a cadet at an elite US Navy school. Tom Cruise’s character in the film flew a Grumman F-14 Tomcat , a two-seat fourth-generation carrier-based interceptor/multi-role fighter with variable geometry wing.

The F-14 Tomcat (S / N 160694), which played the main role, is in the museum-aircraft carrier USS Lexington in Texas, and the aircraft itself has forever inscribed its name, including in world culture.

Tom Cruise was invited to get acquainted with the Su 57 All because of the role in the film Top Gun 3

In the new Top Gun: Maverick, Maverick’s combat vehicle will be the American carrier-based fighter-bomber and attack aircraft McDonnell Douglas F / A-18 Hornet, which today is the main combat aircraft of the US Navy.

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