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Belgian new A400M

This was the first demonstration flight over Belgium, accompanied by two F16 aircraft
2020.10.09 ten-hour AM

I had received a message when this aircraft would fly over the airport of Ursel.
I also had my flight radar turned on, but military planes weren't showing up, so false hope.
I had positioned myself 3 km past the airport in an open area where I could see the plane coming.
But afterwards I saw that my camera had to be adjusted better.
The screws turn too slowly, and this is a mistake that my own cannot forgive


Tactical and strategic
In total, Belgium ordered eight A400M aircraft, one of which was on behalf of Luxembourg, to replace the current C-130s. The old devices will be out of service this year (2020) after almost fifty years. The A400M is the result of a collaboration between seven European countries (Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and Turkey). The device, which can carry out tactical missions and strategic flights of up to 5,400 kilometres, should fill a gap that European armies have repeatedly had to identify in the field of air transport. The aircraft has a length of 45 meters and a wingspan of 42 meters and can not only carry heavy equipment and personnel, but also drop vehicles and up to 116 paratroopers over enemy territory. It can also be used for evacuation missions and can refuel other aircraft in the air

I hope you like it


Camera Model
Canon EOS 5D
File Size
3.3MB
Shooting Date/Time
9/10/2020 10:01:37
Owner's Name
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/500
Av(Aperture Value)
9.0
ISO Speed
320
Lens
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length
400.0mm
Image
Size 4368x2912
Image Quality
Fine
Picture Style
Standard

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