Weekend Roundup: Cupcakes and Stealth Helo Models

So, while Lulzsec was busy hacking Sony and planting the phony Tupac is alive story on PBS’ website, it was revealed last week that British spies were up to some hilarious hacking of their own. MI6 operatives hacked the website of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s magazine, Inspire, and replaced an article on how to make a bomb with a piece on how to make cupcakes.

Meanwhile, this grim footage showing a doomed Iranian AWACS tumbling to Earth has been making the internet rounds.

And yes, Chinese analysts have indeed reverse engineered the stealth helicopter that crashed in Pakistan during last months raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In fact, they’ve already got a production model in the works. The keyword there being model.

  • swissfreek

    Haha, looks like Dragon is working off that “super hi-res” mock-up you guys posted a few weeks back. But hey, it’s 1:144, so the whole model won’t be more than about 4 inches long or so. Who needs detail at that scale? Love it.

    • anon

      Yup, it looks like one of many DefTech referenced during the stealth helicopter’s news peak.

      Makes you wonder just what was left of everything else that they couldn’t even provide photos of a burnt out hulk of a helicopter fuselage? Must’ve been a hell of a lot of explosives…

      • anon

        I wonder if the production tag line stuff is taken from elsewhere on the web. I wouldn’t be surprised.


    This is further proof that the Russians and Chinese don’t really need spies to perform espionage as they can go to the local toy store and online to get a very good approximation of what every aircraft in the US arsenal looks like, then through some reverse engineering can approximate everything else; thus, is why the Russian Sukhoi T-50 and the Chinese T-50 look so much like the F-22 and a bit like the Northrop YF-23 (The real reason why the aircrafts look like a combination between fhe F-22 and the YF-23 is simple, they think the YF-23 looks better.)

  • joe

    …Wait. It took *two weeks* for them to notice that their bomb-making guide now required chocolate chips?

  • Matrix_3692

    i would love to buy that model, since i’m a model lover, and i am going to china soon for university.

  • lance

    Cupcakes??… Hummm…could they have been made with Yellowcake?

  • roguetechie

    Too bad they’re mocking up the wrong model of helo…. But hey everyone else bought that it was a stealthed blackhawk too so why not the chinese?

    Hint: then again stealth STALLION isn’t near as cool sounding.