Antonov AN 178 vs Airbus A400M

Amazing Flying Maneuvers Antonov AN 178 vs Airbus A400M ✦ Takeoffs ASAF C17 ANTONOV AN 225 Mriya

Airbus A400M Atlas

The Airbus A400M Atlas is a four-engine turboprop  transport aircraft.

The cargo box of A400M Atlas  is 17.71 m long excluding ramp, 4.00 m wide, and 3.85 m high (or 4.00 m aft of the wing .

It features a fly-by-wire flight control system with side stick controllers and flight envelope protection. Like other Airbus aircraft, the A400M has a full glass cockpit.

The A400M’s wings are primarily carbon fibre reinforced plastic. The Ratier-Figeac FH385 propellers turn counterclockwise and FH386 clockwise.

The eight-bladed scimitar propellers are made from a woven composite material. The aircraft is powered by four Europrop TP400-D6 engines rated at 8,250 kW (11,000 hp) each.

The TP400-D6 engine is to be the most powerful turboprop engine in the West to enter operational use

The pair of propellers on each wing of the A400M turn in opposite directions, with the tips of the propellers advancing from above towards the midpoint between the two engines. This is in contrast to the overwhelming majority of multi-engine propeller driven aircraft where all propellers turn in the same direction.

Antonov An-178

The Antonov An-178  is a short-range medium-airlift military transport aircraft with moderately swept wing, winglets and a T-tail .

The aircraft  use two Progress D-436-148FM engines. The flight control system is dual duplex fly-by-wire system, consisting of two parts: FCS-A and FCS-B, each of which is responsible for two control channels.

It can shift 18 tonnes over 1,000 km, or 10 tonnes over 4,000 km


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