|Length||22.5 cm||8.9 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||21.0 cm||8.3 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Display stand included.
Herpa HE570718 – 1/200 Scale Airbus A400M Atlas, Armee de l’Air
Herpa HE570718 diecast model replicates in 1/200 scale the Airbus A400M Atlas of Escadron de transport 1/61 “Touraine” (ET 1/61 “Touraine”, 1/61 st Transport Squadron), 61e escadre de transport (61st Transport wing), Armee de l’Air (French Air Force).
ET 1/61 “Touraine”
Formed in 1944 as GT I/15 as part of the Free French Forces, becoming the Escadron de transport 1/61 “Touraine” in 1953. The squadron began operations with the Airbus A400M Atlas in September 2015 at Air Base 123 Orleans-Bricy “Charles Paoli”, Orleans, France.
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).