Gallery: Airbus Military A400M

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The Airbus A400M can haul to attack helicopters or 116 soldiers, and still maneuver quickly.Courtesy Airbus Military

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It's powered by turboprops instead of jets, which are prone to sucking in debris.Courtesy Airbus Military

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The lightweight carbon-composite wings help keep the plane's weight down.Courtesy Airbus Military

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The craft can carry 80,000 pounds, almost twice as much as its top competitor.Courtesy Airbus Military