RAF Airbus A400M testing under way in Suffolk
Test landings are under way to see how the RAF's new transport plane, the Airbus A400M, performs on soft terrain.
A temporary soil runway, specially-built at Rock Barracks in Woodbridge, Suffolk, was built by 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment for the task. It measures 1.7km (1.05-mile) long.
Described as "the backbone" of the RAF's transport aircraft fleet the Airbus, which has a wingspan of 42.4m (139ft), can operate at either high or low-level altitudes to deploy troops and equipment.
25 Aug 2016
- From the section Suffolk