France Trials A400M Troop Airdrop, Works Toward Lateral-Door Jumps

Credit: Airbus Defense & Space
PARIS — After nearly two years of delay, the tactical capacity of the Airbus A400M military airlifter is beginning to take shape. Last week, 91 parachutists were aboard MSN19 – delivered to France in June – for the first deployment of military personnel from the aircraft’s rear ramp. The drop, which...

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