Immelmann

noun
Im·mel·mann | \ˈi-məl-mən \

Definition of Immelmann 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Immelmann

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

Definition of Immelmann (Entry 2 of 2)

Max 1890–1916 German aviator

First Known Use of Immelmann

Noun

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Immelmann

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Max Immelmann

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