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    Seville (- San Pablo)
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    June 26, 2008
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Anonymous
8 years ago
First picture of a historic day for Seville air industry, joining Toulouse & Hamburg...
Anonymous
8 years ago
What about those fab props then!
Anonymous
8 years ago
#1! Congratulation. 4 x 11.000 hp + fly by wire makes sure many spectacular ones will follow..
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks alot like the C-17
Anonymous
8 years ago
Welcome new beauty to airliners.net!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Dosent look too bad at all......Infact i love tose propellers of hers as well as the refuelling boom above the nose, interesting entry into military equipment for Airbus. Here's wishing them all the success.
Cheers - Vishal Jolapara
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a beautiful An-70... oops, A-400M. In the West people say all the time that Russia copies their aircraft, what do they have to say now?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Note also the props rotate in opposite directions too.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This beauty looks like a hybrid mix of the different transports... the C-17, the Transall C-160, the Hercules... and ends up beating all of them in the looks department! Hoping to see her soon!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Plane is cool, though I'm not too keen on the C-17-like tail - that part is a bit ugly. Props look wicked though.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like a propeller version of C-17. But Looks good. Thanks for sharing this picture.
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a beautiful plane!..A very big lifter is born;Thanks Airbus!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful Aircraft
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice rob to the an-70
Anonymous
8 years ago
A nice looking aircraft. Being a Boeing fan, nevertheless Congrats to Airbus!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Interesting aircraft. How standard is it to have counter rotating props on the same wing?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Its a European C130....They pretty much copied the configuration. But nice photo and unique props.
Anonymous
8 years ago
So many years wishing to see this plane.
I like her very much!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Haha, it looked like a small C5 galaxy, until I noticed the props. Looks like a beast.
Anonymous
8 years ago
great looking plane. nice to see a new turboprop transport.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Finally! She sees the light of day! After so many years...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great aircraft. having the first aircraft of the series, this photo is so special
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simply beautiful! Amazing aircraft!

5 stars!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot. Thanks for getting the first A400M on A.Net. She can't hang with the Boeing C-17 however...keep trying France.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks great!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like nice competition to Hercules or C-17 from US. Good job. Hope it's as good as rest, or even better.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like a cross between a C-17 an Antonov An-70 and the CASA... Very cool!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wicked looking machine!
Anonymous
8 years ago
OK.... So this is how they managed to delay the A380 for 3 years.
Anonymous
8 years ago
An excellent view of a new aircraft showing its useful purpose of general transport and long range reconnaisance duties. I wonder if the props are of the contra rotating type... A nice clean shot of a powerful newcomer..
Anonymous
8 years ago
...and another beautiful airbus is born.
Anonymous
8 years ago
It does look a lot like a C-17, except for the props and the refuel boom. Very pretty.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Welcome to the skies, A400m!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Almost more massive than the A380... What a beast !
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice looking baby...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Good looking baby...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like an antonov an-22 to me
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic looking plane, looking forward to see this one fly!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful! And there's a Malaysian flag there too! Just glad the RMAF decided to get some of these.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Sorry guys..but I think it's ugly..
Anonymous
8 years ago
Love the Herc, but it is getting long on the teeth... this is the Herc-replacer I guess
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beats US-military planes 6-0
Anonymous
8 years ago
If the STOL capability, power to weight ratio, fuel consumption and cargo handling is better than a C-17 we have a winner.

But even if they are, the politicians decide anyway.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The props look good.
The rest is ugly.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Congrats Airbus for yet another feat in aviation history... Interesting to find mid-air refuelable part in the front... Just imagining about Airbus coming out with A-380 along with backdoor entry like of A-400 !!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Boy that thing is ugly! But very good shot of it
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice Airbus. A C-5 Copycat
Anonymous
8 years ago
I cannot wait to see this beauty in full Luftwaffe colors!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice picture, awesome airplane!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Well done Airbus...the fuel savings from the turboprops will probably pay for the airplane in this day and age...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice
Anonymous
8 years ago
Must be a brand new aircraft; never seen this one
before. Looks nice!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I love those sexy props. This plane looks so much better than the aging C130.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Well, I must say that on the thumbnail it looks like a C-17 with props:)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Out at last !
Anonymous
8 years ago
A great milestone for aeronautic industry in Spain.It is the largest aircraft assembled in our country.Also Spain is responsible for 10% of the Airbus 380 and 14% for the eurofighter
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a beautiful plane!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
AND a first picutre on a.net ;) Congrats! Looks like a short C-130 combined with a C-17...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice photo!
i like the contra props :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice picture, really awesome aircraft!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I can't believe so many people find this airplane ugly! It gives off a deep impression of function over looks and that in itself makes this military craft gracious. Those scimitar shaped props are just breathtaking. I'd love to hear it take off. Good job Airbus!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Flares in background are a nice touch.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice photo, love the props. looks alot like the C-17 the tail is identical.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The nose section reminds me of a C-141 and the tail section of a C-17.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Its beautifull!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
It looks like Ukrainan Antonov 70 which was built about 15 years ago. But in any case it is perfect.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice Photo. Too bad its so far behind schedule. I hear some countries are having to buy C-17s to fill gaps from not recieving A400s in time to replace ageing aircraft. Way to go Airbus.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like a small C-17 wannabe with props and an ugly nose. Nonetheless, I think it will be a sufficient C-130 replacement. At least, it better be with the delays and growing expense....
Anonymous
8 years ago
In 1998 i read in a german magazine that NATO countries were interested in getting a new-generation prop carrier, in order to withdraw the Transal C160 and the Hercules, but they were reluctant to buy the Antonov 70, that was already around, because some people wanted Airbus to get that contract. Ten years later, it is hard not think that information was more than rumours.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is what held up the A380? A high powered mutant of some kind inexplicably spawned between the C-17 and the An-22....well I like the props...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simply wonderful, brand-new, looks fantastic. Awesome!
Anonymous
8 years ago
You can clearly see the influence of the Antonov 70 on this model.
Anonymous
8 years ago
To my mind, this plane is ugly
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great
Anonymous
8 years ago
Extremely bright clear photo
Anonymous
8 years ago
I can't say it's a clone of An-70 but I think it was "inspired" by Antonov ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Since they are a lot of Military Transport Aircraft on the market, it is not unlikely that a new type like the A400M would look similar like at least one of them. The design is given by design requirements that the aircraft has to meet, and not by competitors. That is why the result is a similar looking aircraft.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Photo has all the crispness of technical rendering, clearly informative
Anonymous
7 years ago
Not beautiful aircraft.
Anonymous
7 years ago
OK, my grandma thinks all cars loke the same..that is, because she has no sense of cars. my grandma would also think, that all planes look the same.

But, the tail section from A400M and the AN-70 totally differs, the engines also, the landing gear belly button is different too. not to forget the props. But of course, both planes have wings, some device to mix the air, and those wheels in the middle and the front. Yeah, maybe that makes it so hard to distingiush both planes for some people, like my grandma...
Anonymous
7 years ago
I love
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice or uggly...Military need efficiency !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Being a boeing fan,i never knew that airbus would pull this one together...it really looks cool...i cant believe im saying this,but congrats airbus...well,we will see how it performs in the royal malaysian air force soon...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Different planes look similar because physics are the same since the Wright brothers' flight. Its not about copying or whatever, its about being efficient in one role or other, that's why all planes are not exactly the same....
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is a very nice shot. Thank you for posting it. But I have to ask, besides the A-330/340, why does Airbus find it necessary to build such ugly aircraft? Maybe Airbus needs a design lesson from their French brethren at Dassault! And for those that argue that they military needs efficiency and not style, may I remind you of the SR-71? - Brett
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot, ugly or not hope it lives up to expectations. Yeah love the props.
Anonymous
7 years ago
As in general in mechanical engineering an optical beautifull design with proper dimensions stands for good performance and I am happy to see this on the A400M
Anonymous
7 years ago
Long awaited,would like more from different angles

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