When Top Gun Maverick Was Actually Real
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At first glance, you might think that this scene in Top Gun Maverick is impossible to pull off – but don’t you know that the maneuver actually exists and is called Kvochur’s Bell?
The maneuver is a variation of the tailslide, where the aircraft propels forward vertically while braking and following the movement of its tail.
In the video below, we get to see Kvochur himself perform the maneuver – with dire consequences.
Many wonder how Kvochur survived such a feat. After all, that kind of explosion that close to a pilot could have had lethal consequences!