Airbus A400M „Atlas“


#1


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My Opinion

In my opinion this would be an awesome addition for Infinite Flight not only because of it’s awesome design (the props 🤩) but also it's performance. It is capable of using all sorts of different runways (gras, sand,...) and still offers very short landing/takeoff distances under heavy load. Another reason for this bird is that is probably the most advanced airlifted currently available. (Automated extrem low altitude flights)

Description of the manufacturer

The A400M is the most advanced, proven and certified airlifter available, combining 21st century state-of-the-art technologies to fulfill the current and upcoming Armed Forces’ needs. The A400M combines the capability to carry strategic loads with the ability to deliver even into tactical locations with small and unprepared airstrips. And in addition it acts as a frontline-tanker for other aircraft. One aircraft, which can do the work of three – The A400M.

Specifications

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 781 km/h (485 mph; 422 kn) at 9,450 m (31,000 ft)
  • Range: 3,300 km (2,051 mi; 1,782 nmi) at max payload (long range cruise speed; reserves as per MIL-C-5011A)
    Range at 30-tonne payload: 4,500 km (2,450 nmi)
    Range at 20-tonne payload: 6,400 km (3,450 nmi)
  • Ferry range: 8,700 km (5,406 mi; 4,698 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 12,200 m (40,000 ft)
  • Tactical takeoff distance: 980 m (3,215 ft)
  • Tactical landing distance: 770 m (2,530 ft) (as above)

Dimensions

  • Length: 45.1 m (148 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 42.4 m (139 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)
  • Capacity: 37,000 kg (81,600 lb)
    116 fully equipped troops / paratroops,
    up to 66 stretchers accompanied by 25 medical personnel
    cargo compartment: width 4.00-metre (13.12 ft) x height 3.85-metre (12.6 ft) x length 17.71-metre (58.1 ft) (without ramp 5.40-metre (17.7 ft))
  • Crew: 3 or 4 (2 pilots, 3rd optional, 1 loadmaster)
  • Fuel capacity: 50,500 kg (111,300 lb) internal fuel
  • Max takeoff weight: 141,000 kg (310,852 lb)
  • Max landing weight: 123,000 kg (271,200 lb)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Europrop TP400-D6 turboprop, 8,200 kW (11,000 hp) each

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Possible Liveries


#2

Lucky enough to have flown on one of these, stunning aircraft with amazing capabilities for such a large beast!

100% worth a vote.


#3

Wow. Lucky you!😄
How did you get a ride and how was it?

I have only seen it flying over my home town in a couple thousand feet.
The military airport wich is/will be the home base of all german A400M is just a bit more than half an hour away from where I live.

But I might get the chance to get inside one soon.
At the June the 9th there is an event in Germany called „Tag der Bundeswehr“ (engl. day of the german Military).
On many military bases all over Germany the doors get opened at this day so that everybody can come and see what they do. For example this year the home base of All A400M will be the host for many/all different kind of aircrafts (A400M, Eurofighter, Tornado, Tiger combat helicopter,…) wich will be open to take a look in/at and will perform some Display flights!

I‘ll try to make some photos and post them on the forum of possible.


#4

I’m serving Royal Air Force Aircrew so I get about a bit and managed to hitch a ride home in one of these after landing away from our home airfield.


#5

Ok, yes that might definitely help getting a flight on one of these if you do work for an Air Force wich does have one of those in their fleet 😂.

Do you like those flare pictures of aircrafts as well?

Should the Airbus A400M „Atlas“ be a future fuel tanker in Infinite Flight?
Especially with the A-10 getting a rework?

  • Yes absolutely!
  • No, I don’t like aerial refueling.

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#6

agreed, you would have my vote if I hadn’t reached the limit


#7

It kinda looks like if a C17 and a C130 had a baby, but the C130 only passed on it’s propellers…


#8

Guess what I kinda had the same thought!😂


#9

For all of you who do wanna get close to an A400M or even have a look inside one.

Well there is an opportunity just around the corner at the upcoming Saturday on the german Air Force base of Wunstorf.

The A400M will not be the only one on display/demo flight. There will be many other aircrafts like the Eurofighter, Tornado, P-3 Orion, Transall,…

https://tag-der-bundeswehr.de/standorte/wunstorf/


#10

Neat thread once again.

It’s sad that it has a fairly low range (or maybe I have high standards) and speed but I like the look of it.


#11

I wouldn’t say 8700km is a short range. You could fly London to St. Martin non stop and still be able to fly 2100km more.


#12

Ugh @Marsiana7 in the main thread it’s 3300km


#13

That’s the range with max payload!

Range: 3,300 km (2,051 mi; 1,782 nmi) at max payload (long range cruise speed; reserves as per MIL-C-5011A)
Range at 30-tonne payload: 4,500 km (2,450 nmi)
Range at 20-tonne payload: 6,400 km (3,450 nmi)
Ferry range: 8,700 km (5,406 mi; 4,698 nmi)


#14

Oh.

Sorry, I just came back from a 12 hour trip. Feel kinda light-headed. No aircraft involved.

Well, sometimes for realism’s sake, we need max payload.

Thanks for letting me know though!


#15

There was one at Farnborough in 2016, it was cool, it was next to the A380


#17

Let’s hope so. I am sure when all those problems got solved the A400M can be an as big success-story as the C160 &C130.


#18

I just like the Atlas. I hope I keep seeing them every now and then flying over my home.😄


#19

Good old Atlas! I can’t wait to see one up close


#20

I can absolutely recommend it! It’s a very impressive aircraft. You can see some pics I have made myself in June this year when I got to see it up close for the first time just a few posts above!


#21

Very interesting! What do you guys think?

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/defence-notes/airbus-a400m-programme-assessing-autonomous-landin/