Will this 'Birds' sales, and interest, exceed that of the Lockheed Martin Hercules variants?
Looking at the Aircraft again could it give the C17 Globemaster a run for its money ?
Should it be called a 'HerkMaster' or a 'Globulees',
I think sales will depend entirely on politics.
The A400 is designed for a different size class to the C-17. Also the C-17 is a strategic transport that can do a bit of tactical whilst the A400 is a tactical transport that can do a bit of strategic. So no, it wil not give the 17 a run for its money, but it will be a good compementary (and vice versa).
In the RAF it will be the Belfast II :-)