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It was recognized early on that the A400M is too big for some missions requiring use of small airfields, particularly in support of special operations. There was some discussion how this gap would be filled after the exit of the Transall, either by helicopters or a smaller aircraft, including the C-27, C-235 or C-295. Eventually Germany and France, which had already decided on the C-130 for that part, agreed on a joint SF support squadron in 2016.

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It was recognized early on that the A400M is too big for some missions requiring use of small airfields, particularly in support of special operations.

Initially helicopter refuelling was also an issue, but is being solved now.

 

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Disappointed with the typeface. It needed to looks, more PRUSSIAN maybe? :D

There is a sad irony here, you are getting Hercules, we are getting rid of ours. Though I note the RAF are practicing with landing A400's on Pembry Beach, so seemingly somebody thinks it will for the SF community.

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There is a sad irony here, you are getting Hercules, we are getting rid of ours. Though I note the RAF are practicing with landing A400's on Pembry Beach, so seemingly somebody thinks it will for the SF community.


Trend seems to be the opposite to other countries, which are going to strengthen transport aviation following covid crisis.

 

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Given that until recently the primates discussed entirely disbanding the German special forces, I don't believe that at least the Bundeswehr would keep a single transport aircraft reserved for special force use. One or two machines might get prepared for special requirements, but that would probably about the limit of engagement, I suspect.

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3 hours ago, Ssnake said:

Given that until recently the primates discussed entirely disbanding the German special forces...

WTF? 😮

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Within two platoons of one of the companies, specifically.

I'm all for firing the commander and disbanding that company, but the discussion should have about ended there.

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Just zapped into a docu about the unit on French-German TV station arte. Available online, though currently only in French and German. There's quite a bit (dubbed-over) English however, which is the common working language; surprising only on initial take, since that's how it is everywhere in NATO (also see the recently-established German-British amphibious engineer battalion in Minden, though it has just a single British company).

https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/107194-038-A/arte-regards/

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