Tag: Immelmann turn

Cool videos show B-47 strategic bombers doing Immelmann Turns and Barrel Rolls
The two, cool videos in this post clearly show why B-47 crews loved this aircraft's maneuverability and sweet handling for good reason.' The two, cool videos in this post clearly show why B-47 crews loved this aircraft's maneuverability and sweet handling for good reason.' In 1954...
A quick look at the YF-16 test program and at the USAF decision to buy the lightweight fighter
The YF-16 test program, like any program to prove a new aircraft, had it's share of exciting moments The U.S. Air Force (USAF) Lightweight Fighter (LWF) program sought a small, lightweight, low cost, air superiority day fighter designed for high performance and ease of maintenance. The LWF was initiated because many in the fighter community believed that aircraft like the...