Immelmann turn

a) a fighter pilot maneuver resembling the aerobatic wingover or hammer-head turn, originally developed by Max Immelmann
b) the roll-off-the-top aerobatic maneuver, a reverse split-S

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  • Immelmann (turn) — or Immelmann [im′əl mən; ] also [, im′əlmän΄] n. 〚after M. Immelmann (1890 1916), Ger ace〛 a maneuver in which an airplane is half looped to an upside down position and then half rolled back to normal, upright flight: used to gain altitude while… …   Universalium

  • Immelmann (turn) — or Immelmann [im′əl mən; ] also [, im′əlmän΄] n. [after M. Immelmann (1890 1916), Ger ace] a maneuver in which an airplane is half looped to an upside down position and then half rolled back to normal, upright flight: used to gain altitude while… …   English World dictionary

  • Immelmann turn — The Immelmann turn refers to two quite different aircraft maneuvers. The maneuver nowadays usually called an Immelmann has, in fact, no connection with the World War I German flying Ace Max Immelmann and is quite different from the historical… …   Wikipedia

  • immelmann turn — noun also immelmann Usage: usually capitalized I Etymology: after Max Immelmann died 1916 German aviator : a maneuver in which an airplane is first made to complete half of a loop and is then rolled half of a complete turn called also reverse… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Immelmann turn — noun see Immelmann I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Immelmann turn — /ˈɪməlman ˌtɜn/ (say imuhlmahn .tern) noun a manoeuvre in which an aeroplane makes a half loop, then resumes its normal level position by making a half roll; used to gain altitude while changing to the opposite direction. {named after Max… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Immelmann — Immelmann, not infrequently also spelled immelman may refer to:* Max Immelmann, a German flying ace from World War I ** The Immelmann turn, an aerial maneuver developed by Max Immelmann *** The Immelmann loop, a roller coaster feature derived… …   Wikipedia

  • Immelmann (Fliegen) — Schematische Darstellung eines Immelmanns: 1. Horizontaler Anflug 2. Halber Looping 3. Halbe Rolle Der Immelmann wird auch (und eigentlich korrekter, s.u.) Aufschwung genannt (englisch Immelmann Turn oder Roll off the Top). Diese Kunstflugfigur… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Immelmann (Kunstflug) — Schematische Darstellung eines Immelmanns: 1. Horizontaler Anflug 2. Halber Looping 3. Halbe Rolle Der Immelmann wird auch (und eigentlich korrekter, s. u.) Aufschwung genannt (englisch Immelmann Turn oder Roll off the Top). Diese… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • turn — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. rotation, revolution; twirl, twist; deflection, diversion; coil, convulsion; change; crisis; aptitude, ability, skill; act, skit; spell, shift, tour, trick. v. revolve, rotate, pivot; reel; rebel,… …   English dictionary for students

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