Definition of Immelmann in English:

Immelmann

(also Immelmann turn)

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The diamond pulled up into an Immelmann followed by a loop and then a Cuban Eight.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Immelmann

/ˈɪm(ə)lmən/