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*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ze87zQFSak Parodied in Collegehumor]].


* ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': The Pterodactyl Dinozord performed the occasional barrel roll. The Crane Ninjazord was fond of a loop-the-loop that finished out with some shooting.

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* ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': The Pterodactyl Dinozord performed the occasional barrel roll. The Crane Ninjazord was fond of a loop-the-loop that finished out with some shooting.


*** ( The space battle, where Anakin actually shouts out "I'll try spinning! [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning That's a good trick!"]] This makes more sense if you've read the book, in which the escape from Naboo is completed by spinning the ship, which disrupts the "pulsar tracking" the Trade Federation uses for its weapons.

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*** ( The space battle, where Anakin actually shouts out "I'll try spinning! [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning That's a good trick!"]] This makes more sense if you've read the book, in which the escape from Naboo is completed by spinning the ship, which disrupts the "pulsar tracking" the Trade Federation uses for its weapons.weapons.
** In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Anakin uses a snap-roll to make two missiles on his tail crash into each other.


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* In the climactic dogfight of ''Film/TopGun'', the [=MiG=] pilots seem rather fond of barrel rolls.


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* The basic Barrel Roll itself [[TruthInTelevision is actually one of the most]] basic and useful maneuvers in Air Combat, as it allows you to force the enemy to overshoot without giving them the speed advantage. As a faster plane can use its speed to escape to a higher altitude (and the reverse also holds true), you don't want to go any slower than you have to. Thus, the barrel roll is one of the simplest examples of an "energy conserving" maneuver, meaning that you force the enemy to either give up some speed or some altitude to stay in the fight, while you keep yours.


** [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome The Adama Maneuver.]] For sheer ballsy things you can do with several megatons of militarized metal, there is no substitute.

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** [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome The Adama Maneuver.]] For sheer ballsy things you can do with several megatons of militarized metal, there is no substitute.



* The pilot for ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' showed us a 180-degree reversed-thrust Crazy Ivan. Then they went to "hard burn" -- which according to the literature consists of setting off a small thermonuclear explosion behind your ship -- while still atmospheric. It was a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Wash, Kaylee, and ''Serenity'' herself.

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* The pilot for ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' showed us a 180-degree reversed-thrust Crazy Ivan. Then they went to "hard burn" -- which according to the literature consists of setting off a small thermonuclear explosion behind your ship -- while still atmospheric. It was a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for Wash, Kaylee, and ''Serenity'' herself.

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* Han Solo is fond of barrel rolls and other aerobatics in [[Creator/BrianDaley Brian Daley's]] [[Literature/TheHanSoloAdventures early Star Wars Expanded Universe novels]] featuring the character. In ''Han Solo's Revenge'', Chewbacca is able to tell that the pilot of a spaceship's lifeboat must be Han Solo when it does a barrel roll. In ''Han Solo and the Lost Legacy'', Solo mocks an annoying (soon to be ex-) employer who is impressing the locals on a backwater planet by doing stunts in an old snub fighter, by flawlessly copying the man's routine...in what is basically a flying dump truck.


*** ( The space battle, where Anakin actually shouts out "Let's try spinning! [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning That's a good trick!"]] This makes more sense if you've read the book, in which the escape from Naboo is completed by spinning the ship, which disrupts the "pulsar tracking" the Trade Federation uses for its weapons.

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*** ( The space battle, where Anakin actually shouts out "Let's "I'll try spinning! [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning That's a good trick!"]] This makes more sense if you've read the book, in which the escape from Naboo is completed by spinning the ship, which disrupts the "pulsar tracking" the Trade Federation uses for its weapons.


** Website/{{Google}} has jumped on the bandwagon as of late. Typing in "do a barrel roll" for a search query [[spoiler:makes the resulting page do a barrel roll.]] However, this only works on browsers with HTML5 support.

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** Website/{{Google}} has jumped on the bandwagon as of late. Typing in "do a barrel roll" for a search query [[spoiler:makes the resulting page do a barrel roll.]] However, this only works on browsers with HTML5 [=HTML5=] support.


* Any number of scenes in ''Film/Mad Max II'' (a.k.a. ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'').

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* Any number of scenes in ''Film/Mad ''Mad Max II'' (a.k.a. ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'').


* Any number of scenes in ''Film/MadMax II'' (a.k.a. ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'').

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* Any number of scenes in ''Film/MadMax ''Film/Mad Max II'' (a.k.a. ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'').


[[IThoughtItMeant You may also be looking for]] SpinToDeflectStuff, or SphereFactor for when you are ''on'' the barrel.

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant You may also be looking for]] SpinToDeflectStuff, or SphereFactor for when you are ''on'' the barrel.


* Pugachev's Cobra: making the plane stand on its tail. You don't just have to be a masterful pilot to be able to do it, as most planes just aren't maneuverable enough to pull this trick (the ones that can do this are 4th or 5th generation fighters).
** Pugachev's Cobra however is not a combat maneuver, and is generally reserved for wowing audiences at air-shows. Coming to what essentially amounts to a dead stop in an environment where a common mantra is "speed is life" is a good way to get your dumb-ass blown out of the sky, whether your opponent is TheAce, or simply a rookie willing to take advantage of the target that was inexplicably nice enough to hold still for him.
** The Cobra is a frequently misunderstood maneuver; by itself, it's not very useful, it's a move that shows off the plane's capabilities. Slow-speed control, which the Cobra showcases, is a surprising but crucial element of air combat. In aerial gunfights and even with some early IR missiles, getting behind the enemy plane is the key; the plane in the lead is threatened and cannot threaten their tail in return. If the other plane is coming in faster, you may maneuver and let the enemy overshoot. If they're tailing you at about your speed, you may attempt to slow down and let the enemy overshoot. Or, you may attempt what's known as a hammerhead, where both you and your enemy engage in a climbing fight (usually rolling or spiraling up to stay out of the pursuer's guns) until one of you stalls and the other pounces. In all three of those tactics, if you can retain control at low speeds then you retain the advantage; and that's what the Cobra demonstrates.

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* Pugachev's Cobra: making starting in forward flight, pulling the plane stand on its tail. You don't just up so hard that it remains vertical ''in forward flight'', and then returning to controlled forward flight. Not only do you have to be a gutsy and masterful pilot to be able to do it, as pull a Cobra, most planes just aren't maneuverable enough to pull this trick (the ones that can can't even do this it at all and most of them are 4th or 5th generation fighters).
the newest and most dangerous planes in the American and Russian arsenals.
** However, Pugachev's Cobra however [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique is not a combat maneuver, maneuver]], and is generally reserved for wowing audiences at air-shows. Coming to what essentially amounts to a dead stop in an environment where a common mantra is "speed is life" is a good way to get your dumb-ass dumb ass blown out of the sky, whether your opponent is TheAce, or simply a rookie willing to take advantage of the target that was inexplicably nice enough to hold still for him.
** The That said, the Cobra is a frequently misunderstood maneuver; by itself, it's not very useful, it's a move that shows off the plane's capabilities. Slow-speed useful. However, slow-speed control, which the Cobra showcases, is a surprising but crucial element of air combat. In aerial gunfights and even with some early IR missiles, getting behind the enemy plane is the key; the plane in the lead is threatened and cannot threaten their tail in return. If the other plane is coming in faster, you may maneuver and let the enemy overshoot. If they're tailing you at about your speed, you may attempt to slow down and let the enemy overshoot. Or, you may attempt what's known as a hammerhead, where both you and your enemy engage in a climbing fight (usually rolling or spiraling up to stay out of the pursuer's guns) until one of you stalls and the other pounces. In all three of those tactics, if you can retain control at low speeds then you retain the advantage; and that's what the Cobra demonstrates. Even then, your enemy's rather upset wingmate may still come in to finish you off.

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** The Cobra is a frequently misunderstood maneuver; by itself, it's not very useful, it's a move that shows off the plane's capabilities. Slow-speed control, which the Cobra showcases, is a surprising but crucial element of air combat. In aerial gunfights and even with some early IR missiles, getting behind the enemy plane is the key; the plane in the lead is threatened and cannot threaten their tail in return. If the other plane is coming in faster, you may maneuver and let the enemy overshoot. If they're tailing you at about your speed, you may attempt to slow down and let the enemy overshoot. Or, you may attempt what's known as a hammerhead, where both you and your enemy engage in a climbing fight (usually rolling or spiraling up to stay out of the pursuer's guns) until one of you stalls and the other pounces. In all three of those tactics, if you can retain control at low speeds then you retain the advantage; and that's what the Cobra demonstrates.
*** In ''most'' planes, if you can do a Cobra it's because you have a thrust-to-weight ratio in excess of 1 and vectoring engines. Those two features, and the avionics to run them, combine to grant you a capability called "supermaneuverability", which basically means controlled airborne flight without conventional aerodynamic control. And then there's the Saab 35 Draken, because apparently the rules of physics don't apply if you're Swedish.


* ''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/DuckTales1987'': 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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