Airbus Military’s A400M transport has completed a series of tests to verify its minimum unstick speed, or Vmu.
Designed to test the lowest speed at which an aircraft can takeoff, the A400M has its nose raised as a special bumper bar fitted to the fuselage deliberately struck the ground at a maximum pitch-up angle of 13º.
The trials were conducted at Le Tubé Air Base in Istres, France.
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