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What does M mean in A400M Atlas?

Atlas was the guy in Greek mythology that was literally carrying the world/planet in his shoulders. But was does "M" mean? Military? That's a guess, though...
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What is this USAF transport aircraft from possibly the 50-60s?

I came across the following image (scan of a photograph) in an archive of photographs related to the 1962 Sino-Indian War. Which particular aircraft could this be? Update: This answer identifies it ...
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Are there any airports which use a metro to transport cargo? [closed]

Many airports around the world are increasingly being joined by Metro conveniencing people. Majorly, it is people who probably will use the metro. I do have a sneaking suspicion that the metro would ...
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What does a fuselage frame structure of a non-pressurized transport aircraft look like?

What does a fuselage structure of a non-pressurized transport aircraft look like? I can find loads of examples for pressurized fuselages, but almost nothing for non-pressurized ones. The DHC-5 Buffalo ...
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Could the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft do a transatlantic flight with a Space Shuttle orbiter on its back?

Some of the STS backup landing sites were in Europe. Of course, The STS would actually have to fly there only in case of extreme emergency, so the number one priority was just to save the lives of ...
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Is there a Take-off speed category?

ICAO Annex 14 recommends that "Runway centre line lights shall be provided on a runway intended to be used for take-off with an operating minimum of an RVR of the order of 400 m or higher when used by ...
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What are the regulatory categories of aircraft defined by the FAA?

What are the different aircraft regulatory categories aircraft defined by the FAA? Are there any exceptions?
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How were large pieces of the A300-600ST and the B747LCF transported?

I will present my reflection based on the Airbus A300-600ST Beluga and I suppose the reflection is the same with the Boeing B747LCF Dreamlifter: The A300-600ST was built because its predecessor (the ...
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What's the minimum roll rate a commercial airliner would have with maximum aileron deflection?

If the maximum aileron deflection possible was commanded on a commercial airliner, how fast would the aircraft roll? I don't think there's many reasons to bank a large aircraft quickly, but what I ...
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What types of aircraft perform military airlift operations?

What planes are the key players in military airlifting? I know the C-130J, C-17 and A400M are among them, what others are there? What are the key differences between the above mentioned planes?
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Is there any limit on how narrow aisles can be?

Sometimes, when I'm flying on the airlines, I'll board an aircraft where the aisles seem incredibly cramped, where it's almost impossible to move past without bumping every seat. I can't imagine how ...