Increase throttle! Power dive!


Senior Member
Pearl Harbor Movie 2001

German bandits at 2 o'clock!
Increase throttle! Power dive!

I searched the words 'throttle' and 'dive' but I couldn't understand them in this sentences. Translation of movie gives the meanings differently, can you explain what does 'increase throttle' and 'power dive' mean? Thanks in advance.
  • Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    The throttle contols how much fuel reaches the engine. Increasing the fuel flow will make the plane fly faster.

    A power dive is one made using the thrust of the plane's engines, rather than just the force of gravity alone.


    Senior Member
    British English
    Ahh, I've just read a synopsis which mentions "England's Royal Air Force". Sigh .........
    I suppose the quality of the dialogue matches that.
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