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7th Aug '17 12:43:46 PM Hjortron18
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->''"Do a Barrel Roll!"''
-->-- '''Peppy Hare''', ''VideoGame/StarFox64''


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->''"Do a Barrel Roll!"''
-->-- '''Peppy Hare''', ''VideoGame/StarFox64''
27th Jun '17 5:45:06 PM nombretomado
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* Doing a barrel roll in a fighter, where maneuverability is an essential component of design, is not very exceptional in and of itself. Barrel-rolling a prototype four-engine commercial jet is something else entirely. While it was actually quite safe for the pilot and plane,[[note]]A manoevre perfected by British heavy bomber pilots in WW" which was later taught to Americans[[/note]] it was not something one sees on a regular basis. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_367-80#The_barrel_roll here]], on TheOtherWiki, for details of pilot Tex Johnston's antics. Boeing President Bill Allen wasn't very happy about it--but he wasn't in a position to complain, as the maneuver totally sold the plane and cemented Boeing as undisputed the market leader in jet airliners for the next 20 years.[[note]]At which point the Airbus A300 appeared on the scene in 1974, declaring Aribus' intention to seriously challenge the Boeing 7x7 family's dominance. Before then, some models kinda sorta challenged Boeing, but it was always clear they couldn't bring it to Boeing.[[/note]] This was a tremendous coup at a time Boeing had become practically a nonentity in the commercial piston-engine airliner market thanks to its previous focus on military contracts[[note]]Indeed, the Dash 80 was a huge gamble, intended to demonstrate both a new jet airliner and a new model for a military tanker aircraft. It worked, being developed into the Boeing 707 airliner and the KC-135 Stratotanker military air tanker.[[/note]].

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* Doing a barrel roll in a fighter, where maneuverability is an essential component of design, is not very exceptional in and of itself. Barrel-rolling a prototype four-engine commercial jet is something else entirely. While it was actually quite safe for the pilot and plane,[[note]]A manoevre perfected by British heavy bomber pilots in WW" which was later taught to Americans[[/note]] it was not something one sees on a regular basis. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_367-80#The_barrel_roll here]], on TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, for details of pilot Tex Johnston's antics. Boeing President Bill Allen wasn't very happy about it--but he wasn't in a position to complain, as the maneuver totally sold the plane and cemented Boeing as undisputed the market leader in jet airliners for the next 20 years.[[note]]At which point the Airbus A300 appeared on the scene in 1974, declaring Aribus' intention to seriously challenge the Boeing 7x7 family's dominance. Before then, some models kinda sorta challenged Boeing, but it was always clear they couldn't bring it to Boeing.[[/note]] This was a tremendous coup at a time Boeing had become practically a nonentity in the commercial piston-engine airliner market thanks to its previous focus on military contracts[[note]]Indeed, the Dash 80 was a huge gamble, intended to demonstrate both a new jet airliner and a new model for a military tanker aircraft. It worked, being developed into the Boeing 707 airliner and the KC-135 Stratotanker military air tanker.[[/note]].
19th Jun '17 5:24:24 AM WanderingTedium
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Regularly confused with an Aeleron Roll.

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Regularly The barrel roll itself is regularly confused with an Aeleron Roll.
aileron roll.[[labelnote:note]]An actual barrel roll is shown in the trope image, while an aileron roll describes an aircraft doing one full rotation on its roll axis (Z-axis from the vehicle's perspective).[[/labelnote]]
18th Jun '17 10:11:09 PM GrammarNavi
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* UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} U.S. fighter pilots found that the Thunderbolt, Wildcat and Corsair's superior high-speed roll rates often allowed them to gain the upper hand over otherwise more maneuverable enemy fighters like the Zero (and gave them a good way to escape when they couldn't.) They also developed defensive tactics that exploited this advantage like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thach_Weave Thach weave]] and the horizontal scissors.

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* UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} UsefulNotes/WorldWarII U.S. fighter pilots found that the Thunderbolt, Wildcat and Corsair's superior high-speed roll rates often allowed them to gain the upper hand over otherwise more maneuverable enemy fighters like the Zero (and gave them a good way to escape when they couldn't.) They also developed defensive tactics that exploited this advantage like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thach_Weave Thach weave]] and the horizontal scissors.
22nd Apr '17 9:20:17 AM Vos
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* A part of ''VideoGame/StarFox'' since the very first game. Peppy Hare's command to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIkJvY96i8w "do a barrel roll!"]] to get yourself out of trouble became a big [[MemeticMutation Internet meme]], and [[TropeNamers gave this trope its name]]. For some unfathomable reason, doing a barrel roll gives your ship 95% immunity to any attack an enemy might throw at you. Put simply, SpinToDeflectStuff. The Player's Guide for ''Star Fox 64'' {{handwave}}s it by saying the roll amplifies the effect from the Arwing's G-diffuser, using it to boost the ship's shields.

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* A part of ''VideoGame/StarFox'' since the very first game. Peppy Hare's command to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIkJvY96i8w "do a barrel roll!"]] to get yourself out of trouble became a big [[MemeticMutation Internet meme]], and [[TropeNamers gave this trope its name]]. Although the "barrel roll" in the game is actually an aileron roll. For some unfathomable reason, doing a barrel roll gives your ship 95% immunity to any attack an enemy might throw at you. Put simply, SpinToDeflectStuff. The Player's Guide for ''Star Fox 64'' {{handwave}}s it by saying the roll amplifies the effect from the Arwing's G-diffuser, using it to boost the ship's shields.
18th Apr '17 8:39:57 AM Redmess
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Regularly confused with an Aeleron Roll.
15th Feb '17 2:46:54 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}}'': Launchpad has to pull off the "Tree-Top Be-Bop Tuck And Roll" in order to stop the Beagle Boys from robbing Scrooge's money bin.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}}'': ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': Launchpad has to pull off the "Tree-Top Be-Bop Tuck And Roll" in order to stop the Beagle Boys from robbing Scrooge's money bin.
11th Dec '16 9:45:06 PM morane
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* Snap roll. It is a barrel roll with opposite rudder added. The result is a wild but controlled spin along the horizontal axis. It is "unclean" manoeuvre as the turn and bank indicator, "ball", will swing wildly.
11th Dec '16 9:41:15 PM morane
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* Handbrake turn on automobile.
** Motor braking on stick gear cars.
** Likewise, downshifting two gears and pressing gas pedal in a curve with four-wheel driven manual transmission car. The car will literally ''suck itself'' on the road, being able to do much tighter turn than two wheel driven or automatic cars. This manoeuvre was the secret of the success of Audi Quattro on rally championships.
* Anything you can do with four-wheel driven car with studded tires on ice.
2nd Dec '16 12:21:46 AM PaulA
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** "Fanfic/TheUniverseDoesntCheat" has Eleya attempt to flip a virtual ''Constitution''-class end-for-end while taking the KobayashiMaru, referring to it as a "Sulu Flip" (in reference to the novel ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} My Enemy, My Ally]]'').

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** "Fanfic/TheUniverseDoesntCheat" has Eleya attempt to flip a virtual ''Constitution''-class end-for-end while taking the KobayashiMaru, referring to it as a "Sulu Flip" (in reference to the novel ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} My Enemy, My Ally]]'').''Literature/MyEnemyMyAlly'').
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