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  • H_K
    H_K
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Dec 2007
    • 630

    A400M thread

    Seems like all the old threads on the A400M have been lost...

    So here are a few pics to kick-off a new thread. (Click the links for hi-res)


    http://www.airbusmilitary.com/Portal...7000141026.jpg


    http://www.airbusmilitary.com/Portal...7000218189.jpg


    http://www.airbusmilitary.com/Portal...7000518591.jpg


    http://www.airbusmilitary.com/Portal...7014891510.jpg


    http://www.airbusmilitary.com/Portal...7014448973.jpg


    http://www.airbusmilitary.com/Portal...7014759497.jpg
  • haavarla
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Dec 2008
    • 6715

    #2
    Now that is some awsome pics!
    I like the A400 look.
    Thanks

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    • djcross
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2000
      • 5467

      #3
      A flight of five A400Ms should sound like a swarm of large angry bees. To hear the sound, see the sight and smell the jet fuel would be wonderful experience.
      Last edited by djcross; 7th June 2012, 22:53.

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      • AutoStick
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jun 2011
        • 768

        #4
        No big deal !! 4 engine transports are old hat !! Its all been done before !!
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        • kev 99
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Aug 2008
          • 1535

          #5
          Originally posted by haavarla View Post
          Now that is some awsome pics!
          I like the A400 look.
          Yes, it's pretty handsome for a transport aircraft

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          • swerve
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jun 2005
            • 13612

            #6
            Portly in the right way.

            H_K:

            Nice pics. The fat birds fly! I like!
            Juris praecepta sunt haec: honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere.
            Justinian

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            • haavarla
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Dec 2008
              • 6715

              #7
              Still, nothing beat the An-22 looks. Such a stunning design and by far the best sound.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RPOCd4g7Fs
              Last edited by haavarla; 9th June 2012, 09:09.
              Thanks

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              • Flanker_man
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jan 2000
                • 3681

                #8
                They should paint them red and form a display team......

                The 'Red Barrels' anyone ???

                Ken
                Flanker Freak & Russian Aviation Enthusiast.
                Flankers (& others) website at :-
                http://flankers.co.uk/

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                • Levsha
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jan 2006
                  • 2857

                  #9
                  Why red? The A400 is a multinational affair is it not? with all those national flags I'd imagine there would be a choice of many colours to paint such a display team - how about the colours below?:diablo:

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                  • fulcrum-aholic
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jun 2006
                    • 466

                    #10
                    Okay, I know this thread has to do with the A400M, which is a modern transport plane. But after watching this clip (URL Below) of An-22 short landing, I wonder if the A400 can do the same, too...

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RPOCd4g7Fs

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                    • Spitfire9
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jul 2008
                      • 2846

                      #11
                      How are things looking on the weight/payload front now? Last thing I remember was that the Grizzly was massively overweight with a severely restricted payload.
                      Sum ergo cogito

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                      • matt
                        Satyameva jayate
                        • Sep 2003
                        • 4929

                        #12
                        Amazing pics its good to see the Grisly flying and putting up a good display there are a lot of relieved engineers around europe!

                        amazing to think that not so long ago it was about to go all down hill due to some of the partners thinking of pulling out..
                        Wrinkles wrinkles my kingdom fallen to a wrinkle

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                        • Fedaykin
                          Fueled by Tea
                          • Dec 2005
                          • 5295

                          #13
                          Originally posted by Flanker_man View Post
                          They should paint them red and form a display team......

                          The 'Red Barrels' anyone ???

                          Ken
                          Hmmmm two Atlas C1 as the Synchro pair will be interesting :diablo:

                          This in red?

                          Because sometimes in life we need a bit of fun

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXNAp3mKepc

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                          • Fedaykin
                            Fueled by Tea
                            • Dec 2005
                            • 5295

                            #14
                            Looking aside from the normal critics I think the Atlas C1 will start an interesting new capability in RAF transport.

                            The Triad of Atlas C1, Voyager KC2/KC3 and C17 Globemaster means the RAF has some serious modern kit moving capability. There are also some interesting synergies between Atlas and Voyager, they have a very similar cockpit and Airbus has developed a concept of commonality allowing crew to shift between types. In theory the Atlas and Voyager could share a common pilot pool.

                            That leaves the C130J which has done sterling and vital work in Afghanistan but is also some of the earliest built and fairly thrashed from heavy taskings. I woudn't be surprised seeing an accelerated retirement post 2015 SDSR.
                            Because sometimes in life we need a bit of fun

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXNAp3mKepc

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                            • Levsha
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jan 2006
                              • 2857

                              #15
                              Originally posted by fulcrum-aholic View Post
                              Okay, I know this thread has to do with the A400M, which is a modern transport plane. But after watching this clip (URL Below) of An-22 short landing, I wonder if the A400 can do the same, too...

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RPOCd4g7Fs
                              Remember, That Antei didn't didn't have to take of again from that airport, it was to be a permanent exhibit at a museum there - I'm not sure it could have?

                              Impressive sound all right, though - same as a Bear bomber I guess...

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                              • Bager1968
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • May 2005
                                • 3635

                                #16
                                Originally posted by Fedaykin View Post
                                Looking aside from the normal critics I think the Atlas C1 will start an interesting new capability in RAF transport.
                                Its a faster, shorter take-off/landing Belfast!
                                Germany, Austria and Italy are standing together in the middle of the pub, when Serbia bumps into Austria, and spills Austria's pint.

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                                • swerve
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Jun 2005
                                  • 13612

                                  #17
                                  And a bit bigger.

                                  I've long thought it a pity that nobody tried to take advantage of the Belfast/Transall engine commonality & maximise other commonalities, thus making them easier to sell as a package: Transall for short-haul, Belfast for long-haul & heavier loads. The Transall had an impressive cargo capacity (both weight & volume) for its size & weight, but short legs (OK, that fitted its intended role - but it was a handicap anywhere that longer range was wanted), while the Belfast was a good heavy/long haul freighter, but OTT for tactical loads. In combination, though . . .
                                  Last edited by swerve; 10th June 2012, 17:48.
                                  Juris praecepta sunt haec: honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere.
                                  Justinian

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                                  • Freehand
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • May 2012
                                    • 986

                                    #18
                                    Great build!

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                                    • fulcrum-aholic
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Jun 2006
                                      • 466

                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Levsha View Post
                                      Remember, That Antei didn't didn't have to take of again from that airport, it was to be a permanent exhibit at a museum there - I'm not sure it could have?

                                      Impressive sound all right, though - same as a Bear bomber I guess...
                                      Now I remember while living at Qikiqtarjuaq, NU, and their airstrip is like just under 4,000 ft. gravel, a few times a Hercules and an Aurora from the CAF did land there before. Guess all transports do land in short runways, that is, if they're not heavily loaded...

                                      MAAKUSIMI.

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                                      • Mildave
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Dec 2010
                                        • 1237

                                        #20
                                        Five A400M test aircraft complete a formation flight

                                        Awesome vid showing the five A400M
                                        Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!

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