That pilot was like LOL FUCK YOU PHYSICS
lol wuts an stall
How does a plane not literally tear itself apart under those kinds of maneuvers? The stress on the steel and joints would be insane
It’s Soviet engineering. You could probably drop that thing from orbit and the most damage would be some scorching of the paint.
The overall object is also moving in the same direction, it’s just changing orientation. This is a lot less stressful than, say, doing a hard bank because the negative force of the air resisting the wings and flaps makes them want to break off the positive momentum.
I love science tumblr.