Definition of Immelmann turn
: 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: 1917See Words from the same year
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