The A400M Atlas Goes to Mali

A400 Mali

The French Air Force has flown its first operational sortie with A400M Atlas in support of Operation Serval in Mali

The Multinational Entry Into Service Team has flown the A400M from Orlean to Bamako carrying 22 tonnes of cargo, compared to 9 tonnes for a C130 on the same journey. The 4,000km journey took just under 7 hours

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http://www.defense.gouv.fr/content/download/230392/2568945/file/DP%20D%C3%A9placement%20MINDEF%20Mali%20F%C3%AAtes%202013.pdf

H/T Steak Sauce @ MP.net

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