Advanced Cost Effective Airlifter The Airbus A400M Military

2009 to: Present
US$152 million
4x 4 × EuroProp International TP400-D6
11,000 horsepower
Max Cruise Speed:
421 knots
780 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
130 knots
Travel range:
4,800 Nautical Miles
8,890 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.17 nautical mile / gallon
0.083 kilometres / litre
Service Ceiling:
40,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
3000 feet / minute
15.24metre / second
Take Off Distance:
980 metre - 3,215.18 feet
Landing Distance:
770 metre - 2,526.22 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
141,000 Kg
310,849 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
123,000 Kg
271,166 lbs
Max Payload:
37,000 Kg
81,570 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
16,611 gallon
62,879 litre
Baggage Volume:
342 m3 / 12,078 ft3
Seats - Economy / General:
116 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
3.85 metre - 12.63 feet
Cabin Width:
4 metre - 13.12 feet
Cabin Length:
17.71 metre - 58.10 feet
Exterior Length:
43.8 metre - 143.70 feet
Tail height:
14.7 metre - 48.23 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
4.1 metre - 13.45 feet
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
42.4 metre - 139.11 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets

The A400M Atlas is a European transport plane with four turboprop engines. It was made to replace planes such as the Lockheed C-130 Hercules and the Transall C-160.

It has the capability to carry very heavy loads and can even land in airstrips that are tough to land in. The A400M is also able to perform medical evacuation and even aerial refueling if the right equipment is added.

The Atlas can accommodate up to four crew members and up to 116 fully equipped paratroopers. Its cargo compartment is 13 feet by 12 feet by 51 feet in size. It has a cruising speed of 485 mph and is 148 feet long.

The engines are Europrop TP400-D6 turboprop engines and it has a wing span of roughly 140 feet. It is even able to accommodate up to 66 stretchers and 25 medical people when needed.

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