Herbst maneuver

Herbst maneuver

The Herbst maneuver (also known as a J-Turn"Turn and Burn." Fulghum, D. A.; Fabey, M. J. "Aviation Week & Space Technology". January 8, 2007.] " [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/x-31.htm X-31 Enhanced Fighter Maneuverability Demonstrator] ." Pike, J. GlobalSecurity.org.] ) is an air combat maneuver which uses post-stall technology such as thrust vectoring and advanced flight controls to achieve high angles of attack.cite paper | author = Smith, R. E.; Dike, B. A.; Ravichandran, B.; El-Fallah, A.; Mehra, R. K. | title = Discovering Novel Fighter Combat Maneuvers in Simulation: Simulating Test Pilot Creativity | version = | publisher = United States Air Force | date= 2001 | url = http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/Rob.Smith/PCES.pdf | format = PDF | accessdate = 2007-01-16 ] The Herbst maneuver allows an aircraft to quickly reverse direction using a combination of high angle-of-attack and rolling. Though categorized with Pugachev's Cobra, which is popular at airshows, the Herbst maneuver is considered more useful in combat.

The Herbst maneuver was first performed by a Rockwell-MBB X-31 on April 29, 1993." [http://nix.larc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC94-42478-15&orgid=7 X-31 at High Angle of Attack] ." NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. March 1, 1994] The Herbst maneuver was named after Dr. Wolfgang Herbst, an employee of Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB). Herbst was the initiator of the Rockwell SNAKE, which formed the basis for the X-31 project," [http://oea.larc.nasa.gov/PAIS/Partners/X_31.html Partners in Freedom: Rockwell-MBB X-31] ." Langevin, G. S.; Overbey, P. NASA Langley Research Center. October 17, 2003.] and one of the original developers of post-stall technology.


External links

* " [http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/movie/X-31/HTML/EM-0036-01.html X-31 in flight, Herbst maneuver] ." (NASA video)
* " [http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/Photo/X-31/HTML/EC94-42478-4.html X-31 Demonstrating High Angle of Attack - Herbst Maneuver] ." (NASA photo)

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