Immelmann turn

variants: less commonly


Definition of Immelmann turn

  1. :  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 turn

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Origin and Etymology of immelmann turn

after Max Immelmann †1916 German aviator

First Known Use: 1917

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to cast off or become cast off

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