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It has been 26 years in the making. Arguments have raged between Europe's capitals over its design, its cost and where it should be built
But later, in Seville, the King of Spain will unveil the Airbus A400M, built for air forces across Europe including the RAF.
Originally posted by Canada_EH
Ummmmm whats the news here? The A400M has been around for close to 4 years now and the fact that it is using carbon fiber almost just as long.
Also they have finally rolled MSN001 out to the public today and images are on the above thread.
[edit on 26-6-2008 by Canada_EH]
Originally posted by Sloth
If you have a piece of carbon fibre that is the same weight as a similar peice of aluminium or such material, the carbon fibre will be far stronger. Therefore you can make a component with eqaul strength that is far lighter when you use carbon fibre. The major drawback is the cost.