MadMax How; The "Pugachev's Cobra/ Kolbit", An Aerobatic/ACM Maneuver (3d in a series)

MaxSez; Don’t try this in a Trash Hauler! The " Pugachev’s Cobra/ Kolbit" are simple aerobatic maneuvers, there also tried and true Air Combat Manuver’s (ACM) utilized mostly to disengage or to cause an over shoot if in a 6 o’clock gun lock. Like all Aerobatics/ACM maneuvers in practice, insure your aircraft is at a safe altitude, clear of other traffic, setup in the level stable flight condition and not within Controlled Airspace. Here’s How: To perform the the “Cobra” at speed the nose of the aircraft is pitched up to 90*-120* angle of attach (airspeed bleeds off as you pitch), at 120* push the stick gentle forward, the aircraft nose will fall back to the horizontal/ level flight in its original direction , throttle up, get stable, then continue the fight or maneuver. (The "Kulbit is a post stall maneuver similar to the “Cobra” but pushing thru to 360* pitch angle, a high energy loop. (Various Sources

(Tip; Despite the protection offered by ATC in controlled airspace under IFR or VFR conditions the primary responsibility for the safety of the aircraft rests with the pilot in command, the ultimate decision maker)


How do you pronounce Pugachev

MaxSez; With Awe @Ninetales and reverence coupled with respect for those who dare!

Cobra/Kolbit seems to make you a bigger target, making it easier to get hit?
Do you have a GS of 0 during this?

@CJGuitar… MaxSez:Believe this maneuver started out as an error in initial airframe testing for the SU-27 back in the late 80’s and found its way into air shows,weapon fares and aerobatic contest showcasing Russian aeronautical engineering skills. Tactically it has no value, the day of the 6 o’clock gun run with a target overshoot is history. Technically it’s a botched “Split S”/ modified Immelmann like maneuver" me thinks. (A fighter plane is like a good bird dog, it reacts instantly to its masters commands)

In aerobatics, Pugachev’s Cobra (or Pugachev Cobra) is a dramatic and demanding maneuver in which an airplane flying at a moderate speed suddenly raises the nose momentarily to the vertical position and slightly beyond, before dropping it back to normal flight. It uses potent engine thrust to maintain approximately constant altitude through the entire move.The maneuver is an impressive trick to demonstrate an aircraft’s pitch control authority, high angle of attack (AOA) stability and engine-versus-inlet compatibility, as well as the pilot’s skill. The manoeuvre is named after the Soviet test pilot Viktor Pugachyov (Peg ov skoy) who first performed the maneuver publicly in 1989 at the Paris Le Bourget air show.[1] However, this maneuver was first executed by Sukhoi test-pilot Igor Volk in a test flight. (Wiki)

Explane to me an “overshoot”?

@CJGuitar… Google ; Basic Fighter Maneuvers & Pursuit Curve & Over shoot. Not complex but ya need to speak the language. Basically; your chasing a guy from directly behind (6 OClock tail/12 OClock nose). Your gaining, the guy your chasing noted your gaining and within gun range he then chops throttle, deploys spoilers (slows rapidly) you fly past him cause your faster, he shots you in ass. That’s an over shoot. Gonna Fly Fighters study “Air Combat Maneuvering (ACM)”
& (Basic Fighter Maneuvers")

Thank you.

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