Home Video Video: Meet The Airbus A400M Atlas Aircraft

Video: Meet The Airbus A400M Atlas Aircraft


The Royal Air Force began flying the A400M airplane Atlas began on regular operations in September of last year. With that in mind, perhaps now is a good time to take a look at the aircraft and its capabilities, especially with regards to dangerous landing of special operations.

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This impressive aircraft was brought in to replace the venerable C-130 Hercules, variants of which have been in RAF service since the 1960s. When compared to the C-130J Hercules, the Atlas A400M can carry more cargo out to a longer range at a faster speed.

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It is capable of operating from austere landing strips, meaning it can fly direct supply missions rather than dropping off the cargo to a ‘hub’ airfield for it to be transferred to a smaller aircraft to deliver the cargp locally, which is sometimes the case with the RAF’s other airlifter, the C-17.

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