Meaning of Immelmann in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɪm(ə)lmən/


(also Immelmann turn)
  • An aerobatic manoeuvre consisting of a half loop followed by a half roll, resulting in reversal of direction and increased height.

    ‘The diamond pulled up into an Immelmann followed by a loop and then a Cuban Eight.’
    • ‘After we climbed to altitude, with maximum torque of 1,015-foot pounds set, every over-the-top-aerobatic maneuver (loop, one-half Cuban eight, and Immelmann) would get slow at the top with rudder shakers.’


Early 20th century named after Max Immelmann (1890–1916), German fighter pilot.