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8 Facts You Need To Know About The Airbus A400M Atlas, The Replacement For The C-130 Hercules

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The Airbus A400M Atlas is a larger and more capable option for air forces looking for a heavier military cargo aircraft than the Super Hercules.

The C-130 Hercules has been the legendary heavy lift cargo transport of choice for years in the western air forces. It has been in service since being introduced during the mid-1950s and has seen itself adapted into other roles like the AC-130 Gunship. It is now one of the oldest military aircraft in service. But while it is continuing strong in American service, it is being replaced in Europe with the Airbus A400M Atlas.

The Atlas has been in service since 2013 and is now serving in a range of European air forces. The Americans, on the other hand, have been happy to modernize and adapt the C-130 Hercules. Here is everything you need to know about the Airbus A400M Atlas, the European replacement for the C-130 Hercules.