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Old 26th Jan 2009, 15:06
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Truckkie
 
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Just where in the current OrBat will the A400M sit?

Too big for tactical work with associated airdrop/para problems

Too small for strat - not a big enough payload or the range of a C17

Why don't we just go with platforms we know work and wait for development of future US platforms - 'fat' C130 etc

The A400M I'm afraid will be a complete white elephant, late and over budget, overweight and no good for the job.

And C27's would be good intra-theatre tac airlift too
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