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German Air Force A400M

The Luftwaffe followed the French Air Force, Turkish Air Force, Royal Malaysian Air Force and Royal Air Force in inducting the Airbus A400M four-turboprop transport into operational service. Its first A400M unit is Lufttransportgeschwader (Air Transport Wing) 62 at Wunstorf near Hannover, which received an initial example of the type in December 2014. Training activities are going on there as the fleet builds, Germany having ordered 53 A400Ms for tactical and logistics transport duties. Of those, 40 are due to enter Luftwaffe service, with the remaining 13 being sold. All the operational examples will be concentrated at Wunstorf. The new airlifter is replacing the Transall C-160D.

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