North Korea Photoshopped Its Hovercraft Fleet To Make It Look Less Terrible and Sad

Illustration for article titled North Korea Photoshopped Its Hovercraft Fleet To Make It Look Less Terrible and Sad

There's nothing like a little Photoshop touch-up to make your navy look like more toned, suppled, and fearsome than it ever really could be. First Iran used a little editing magic to put its jets "in the air" and now North Korea is getting in on the fun as well. A glamour shot of the nation's recent hovercraft exercise shows a couple of its models looking suspiciously similar.

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The photo, handed out to the media by the Korean Central News Agency, looks pretty suspect according to a some sleuthing done by the Atlantic. Specifically, a pair of hovercrafts in the background and another pair in the foreground are pretty obvious copies. Here, see for yourself:

Illustration for article titled North Korea Photoshopped Its Hovercraft Fleet To Make It Look Less Terrible and Sad
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You can really see it if you take a closer look.

Illustration for article titled North Korea Photoshopped Its Hovercraft Fleet To Make It Look Less Terrible and Sad
Illustration for article titled North Korea Photoshopped Its Hovercraft Fleet To Make It Look Less Terrible and Sad

It should come as no surprise; North Korea's been known to do this sort of thing before. At first glance though, it's not a bad 'shop. But if you're going to go with photo-editing over building more military vehicles, you might want to put a little more time in. And you definitely don't want to stop at two.

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You can hop over to The Atlantic for a in-depth look at the digital tomfoolery. Better luck next time! [The Atlantic via The Guardian]

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CanadaTheWorldPower
CanadaTheWorldPower

Am I the only one looking at this and thinking, "I presume all their hovercraft look identical"? I mean, the only distinguishing factors would be people visible on the craft, the angle it's shot from, and the spray it creates, right? I see no people on them, the angles are different, and the sprays are different. They look as different to me as any 10 jets on an aircraft carrier deck.