First paratroops jump from Europe’s A400M

Airbus Military has completed the first paratroop drop tests involving its A400M “Grizzly”.

“Six freefall paratroopers made jumps from aircraft “Grizzly Three” in separate passes from 6,000ft [1,820m] at the Fonsorbes drop zone near Toulouse on 4 November,” Airbus says.

The personnel were drawn from the UK and French armed forces, and from the latter’s CEV flight test centre. Two jumped from the A400M‘s rear cargo ramp, and four from the aircraft’s left-hand paratroop door. Continue reading…

A400M first paratropper.jpg(Photo: Airbus Military)


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