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Airbus A400M
Atlas
"2009"

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Airbus A400M Atlas "2009"

Role Strategic/tactical airlift
Manufacturer Airbus Military / Airbus Defence and Space
First flight 11 December 2009
Introduction 2013
Status In service
Primary users German Air Force
French Air and Space Force / Spanish Air Force
Royal Air Force
Produced 2007–present
Number built 100 as of 27 May 2021


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Airbus A400M
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"2009"

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Airbus A400M
Atlas
"2009"

The Airbus A400M Atlas[nb 1][3][4] is a European four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. It was designed by Airbus Military (now Airbus Defence and Space) as a tactical airlifter with strategic capabilities to replace older transport aircraft, such as the Transall C-160 and the Lockheed C-130 Hercules.[5] The A400M is between the C-130 and the Boeing C-17 in size; it can carry heavier loads than the C-130 and is able to use rough landing strips. Along with the transport role, the A400M can perform aerial refueling and medical evacuation when fitted with appropriate equipment.

The A400M’s maiden flight, originally planned for 2008, took place on 11 December 2009 from Seville Airport, Spain. Between 2009 and 2010, the A400M faced cancellation as a result of development programme delays and cost overruns; however, the customer nations chose to maintain their support for the project. 

Design

The Airbus A400M increases the airlift capacity and range compared with the aircraft it was originally set to replace, the older versions of the Hercules and Transall. Cargo capacity is expected to double over existing aircraft, both in payload and volume, and range is increased substantially as well. The cargo box is 17.71 m (58.1 ft) long excluding ramp, 4.00 m (13.12 ft) wide, and 3.85 m (12.6 ft) high (or 4.00 m (13.12 ft) aft of the wing).[85] The maximum payload of 37 metric tons (41 short tons) can be carried over 2,000 nmi (3,700 km; 2,300 mi).[86] The A400M operates in many configurations including cargo transport, troop transport, and medical evacuation. It is intended for use on short, soft landing strips and for long-range, cargo transport flights.[85] The A400M is large enough to carry six land rovers and trailers, or two light armored vehicles, or a dump truck and excavator, or a Patriot missile system, or a Puma or Cougar helicopter, or a truck and 25-ton trailer

Operators

  • Germany 53  35  December 2014 Order reduced from 60 to 53 (plus 7 options),and will try to integrate 13 into an international transport alliance.
  • France 50 17 August 2013         
  • Spain 27  8 November 2016  Original budget of €3,453M increased to €5,493M in 2010. Delivery of 13 aircraft has been delayed until 2025–2030.
  • United Kingdom 22  20 November 2014
  • Turkey 10 9 April 2014 The final A400M is expected to be delivered in 2022.
  • Belgium 7  2 December 2020    
  • Luxembourg 1  1  October 2020
  • Malaysia 4

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Airbus A400M Atlas (2009)

A total of 174 A400M aircraft had been ordered by eight nations by July 2011. In March 2013, the A400M received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification. The first aircraft was delivered to the French Air Force in August 2013.

Specifications

    • Crew: 3 or 4 (2 pilots, 3rd optional, 1 loadmaster)
    • Capacity: 37,000 kg (81,600 lb)
      • 116 fully equipped troops / paratroopers
    • Length: 45.1 m (148 ft 0 in)
    • Wingspan: 42.4 m (139 ft 1 in)
    • Height: 14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)
    • Empty weight: 76,500 kg (168,654 lb) ; operating weight
    • Gross weight: 120,000 kg (264,555 lb)
    • Max takeoff weight: 141,000 kg (310,852 lb)
    • Powerplant: 4 × Europrop TP400-D6 turboprop, 8,200 kW 
    • Maximum speed: Mach 0.72
    • Cruise speed: 781 km/h (485 mph, 422 kn) at 9,450 m (31,000 ft)
    • Initial cruise altitude: 9,000 m (29,000 ft) at MTOW
    • Range: 3,300 km (2,100 mi, 1,800 nmi) at max payload (long range 
    • Service ceiling: 12,200 m (40,000 ft)
    • Tactical takeoff distance: 980 m (3,215 ft), aircraft weight 100 tonnes (98 long tons; 110 short tons), soft field, ISA, sea level
    • Tactical landing distance: 770 m (2,530 ft) (as above)

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era
Antonov An-70 – Ukrainian/Russian military transport aircraft prototype by AntonovIlyushin Il-76 – Russian heavy military transport aircraft
Kawasaki C-2 – Japanese military transport aircraft

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