Herpa HE559447 -1/200 Scale A400M Atlas C.1 Diecast Model
Herpa Wings Series
|Length||22.5 cm||8.86 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||21.0 cm||8.26 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Display stand included.
1/200 Scale Airbus A400M Atlas C.1, RAF – Herpa HE559447
Herpa HE559447 diecast model replicates in 1/200 scale the Airbus A400M Atlas (RAF designation: C.1), s/n ZM416 of No.LXX Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF). With the distinctive tail scheme celebrating the 100th anniversary of the RAF, the oldest independent air force.
Airbus A400M Atlas
The Airbus A400M Atlas is a multi-national four-engine turboprop military tactical and strategic airlifter, sized between the C-130 Hercules and the C-17 Globemaster III. The maiden flight occurred on December 11, 2009, with the first production aircraft delivered to the French Air Force in August 2013.
Thirty per cent of the airframe is of composite construction including most of the wing, tail and control surfaces. The rear cargo door, undercarriage bays and the propeller blades are also of a composite.
The cockpit is armoured and the windscreens bullet-resistant, it has computerised “fly-by-wire” flight controls and side-stick-controllers. Avionics include head-up displays (HUD), liquid-crystal displays (LCD).
The cargo hold is 4 metres (13ft 1in) wide by 4 metres (13ft 1in) high and 17.70 metres (58 ft) long with a capacity of 37,000 kg (81,600 lb). Able to accommodate both troops and paratroops, it can also perform the aerial refuelling and medical evacuation missions. The retractable, 12-wheel main landing gear enables the A400M to use soft and rough unprepared airstrips.
Powered by four TP400 turboprop engines (the most powerful turboprop in production), driving Hamilton Sundstrand eight bladed scimitar propellers. The A400M can cruise at 781 km/h (485 mph) at altitudes up to 12,200 m (40,000 ft). With a typical payload of 20 tonnes (22 US tons), an operating range of 6,300 km (3,915 mi).
No.LXXX Squadron RAF
The squadron formed on April 22, 1916, as a fighter unit, serving in France during World War I. Post-war the unit’s role changed to bomber-transport along with a moved to the Middle East. During World War II served in Greece, Western Desert and later Italy. Post-WWII moved to Cyprus as a medium-range transport squadron, returning to the United Kingdom in 1975. Now a Strategic and tactical air transport squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, England and operate the A400M Atlas.