cobra maneuver

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cobra maneuver

[′kō·brə mə‚nü·vər]
(aerospace engineering)
An aircraft maneuver in which the aircraft pitches up to beyond vertical altitude (reaching an angle of 110-130°) while remaining at almost level flight, and them levels to a regular flight attitude. Also known as Pougachev maneuver.

cobra maneuver

cobra maneuver
A rare maneuver where the nose of the aircraft is brought up past the vertical, then rapidly thrust back down to a level position, like a striking cobra. Developed by test pilots of the Russian-built SU-27 fighter aircraft.
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Participants and visitors of the exhibition will be able to see such complex and spectacular figures as spatial barrels, somersaults, a flat corkscrew, the famous 'Pugachev's Cobra' and others.
In the Pugachev's Cobra, a plane flying at a moderate speed suddenly raises its nose to the vertical position and slightly beyond, before dropping it back to normal flight.
Participants and visitors of the largest exhibition of the world aircraft industry achievements will be able to watch such a complex and spectacular flight figures as spatial barrels, somersaults, a flat spin, and, of course, the famous "Pugachev's Cobra".