Immelmann


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Inversions:1
Roller Coasters:36
See also:Banana Roll, Batwing, Bent Cuban Eight, Block Brake, Bowtie, Butterfly, Cobra Loop, Cobra Roll, Corkscrew, Cutback, Dive Drop, Dive Loop, Diving Turn, Double Corkscrew, Double Dip, Double Heartline Roll, Double In-Line Twist, Fly To Lie, Flying Snake Dive, Heartline Roll, Helix, Hill, Horseshoe, Inclined Dive Loop, Inclined Loop, Inclined Pretzel Loop, In-Line Twist, Inside Raven Turn, Interlocking Corkscrews, Jr. Immelmann, Lie To Fly, Lift Hill, Loop, Non Inverted Loop, Norwegian Loop, Outside Raven Turn, Over-Banked Turn, Pretzel Knot, Pretzel Loop, Quad Heartline Roll, Reverse Sidewinder, Roll Out, Roll Over, Saxophone, Sidewinder, Sky Loop, Splashdown, Stinger Curve, Stinger Lift, Tongue, Top Hat - Inside, Top Hat - Outside, Trick Track, Triple Corkscrew, Triple Dip, Triple Heartline Roll, Tunnel, Turntable, Twisted Horseshoe Roll, Vertical Lift Hill, Vertical Spiral, Wraparound Corkscrew, Zero-G Roll
Description:named after German pilot Max Immelmann who flew in WWI.  The maneuver starts like the first half of a traditional vertical loop.  When the train is near the loop's apex it will be inverted and heading back in the direction it entered.  Rather than completing the loop in the traditional way, the train rolls on its axis becoming right-side-up while simultaneously turning away from the loop.  The result is the train exiting the maneuver in the opposite direction it came.  This is a very similar element to the Sidewinder.  In the case of the Sidewinder the after apex turn is sharper and the maneuver is exited higher and nearly 90° to the right or left of direction it was entered.  When a Immelmann is traveled in reverse it is called a Dive Loop.

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