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Immelmann

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noun Im·mel·mann \ˈi-məl-mən\

Definition of Immelmann

  1. :  a maneuver in which an airplane reverses direction by executing half of a loop upwards followed by half of a roll —called also Immelmann turn



Origin of immelmann

Max Immelmann


First Known Use: 1917


Immelmann

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biographical name Im·mel·mann \ˈi-məl-ˌmän, -mən\

Definition of Immelmann

  1. Max 1890–1916 Ger. aviator




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