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    RAF A400M lands on Pembrey Beach, Wales

    WATCH 120-Tonne RAF Transport Plane Land & Take Off From Welsh Beach

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    The Royal Air Force (RAF) released the exceptional footage on Wednesday, demonstrating the Airbus Atlas A400M’s versatility and manoeuvrability.

    A video of a massive RAF military transport aircraft landing on a Welsh beach has been published, showing the 120-tonne plane landing and taking off from the terrain, from both onboard and outboard shots.

    The plane was recently put through its paces at beach landing trials in Carmarthenshire, South Wales.

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    Commenting on the trials at Pembrey Beach, the RAF said, "Beaches are routinely used by the RAF for training operations with other tactical airlifters. The A400M showcased its superb tactical capabilities on natural surfaces by performing take-off, landing and taxiing manoeuvres."

    The A400M has a maximum range of around 2,000 miles and is capable of reaching speeds of almost 500mph, transporting as many as 116 military personnel.

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