Immelmann turn


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Immelmann turn

(ˈɪməlˌmɑːn; -mən) or

Immelmann

n
(Aeronautics) an aircraft manoeuvre used to gain height while reversing the direction of flight. It consists of a half loop followed by a half roll
[C20: named after Max Immelmann (1890–1916), German aviator]
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10) Germany's first WWI "ace", Max IMMELMANN, used the "Immelmann turn" with deadly effect to the RFC.