Immelmann(redirected from Immelmanns)
A maneuver in which an airplane first completes half a loop and then half a roll in order to gain altitude and change flight direction simultaneously.
[After Max Immelmann (1890-1916), German aviator.]
Im•mel•mann(ˈɪm əlˌmɑn, -mən)
a maneuver in which an airplane makes a half loop followed by a half roll: used to gain altitude while reversing the direction of flight.
[1915–20; after Max Immelmann (1890-1916), German aviator of World War I]