Airbus invested $1 billion to enable vertical takeoff of the massive A400M

The A400 was never intended for verticle capability. It was designed to have short field takeoff and landing. It is a very capable aircraft.

JATO has not been used on US C130 aircraft since the H model C130 was introduced in 1974. The H model -15 engines create the same power as the E models -7 engined aircraft with JATO. However, there are a few special models that still use JATO, but they are few and highly specialized. Although I’m a big fan of the C130, I must admit that it’s starting to grow a bit in the teeth now and needs replacing. A400M is a perfect replacement. It is very similar in appearance to the A400 but with greatly improved performance in all aspects! I remember seeing it fly for the first time a few years ago and was absolutely amazed and impressed! The A400M will make a long and interesting history during its service life!

The most interesting thing about the A400M is that it’s the only aircraft designed by Airbus that isn’t ugly. The A220 is Airbus’ only other good look, but it was designed by Bombardier.

Video: Why Airbus Spent Billion $ to Make its Massive A400M TakeOff Vertically

Related Posts

The A-10 Warthog Has Never Been Described Better Than This, in Our Opinion

“A badass airplane with a big gun on it.” That’s how Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally described the A-10 Warthog to President Donald Trump, as she told the…

Bomber with a long-range supersonic missile, the Tu-22M3 Backfire-C

The Tupolev Tu-22M3 (NATO: Backfire-C) is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing, long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber developed by the Tupolev Design Bureau. During the Cold War, the…

The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber is the most expensive airplane in the world

Arguably the world’s most distinctive aircraft, the B-2 Spirit, is a flying-wing heavy stealth bomber. In fact, the B-2 is the world’s only operational stealth bomber. And with a total program…

The Top 7 Strategic Bombers in Use Today

There is a great difference between strategic and tactical weapons and systems. In simple terms, we could say that tactical systems win the battles, while strategic weapons…

The K2 Black Panther main battle tank is the “most expensive” in the world

The K2 Black Panther tank, which weighs 55 to 61 tons, strengthens the South Korean tank force that currently relies on the K1 and K1A1 tanks and…

The SR-71 Blackbird flew from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. in just one hour due to its extreme speed

Aahh, the dear old SR-71 Blackbird, subject of my first-ever article for 19FortyFive. Arguably the crowning achievement of aerospace engineering genius Clarence “Kelly” Johnson and his legendary Skunk Works program at Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin). Still…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *