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Paint Job On Kazakhstan’s New A400M Looks Like A Plane In A Bond Film

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Paint Job On Kazakhstan’s New A400M Looks Like A ‘Soviet’ Plane In A Bond Film (www.twz.com) More...

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chris13
Chris Bryant 9
If an article says something looks like something else, shouldn't they show us the something else???
Sbee001
Steve Boulton 4
Great photo, Always loved the a400s
AABABY
AABABY 5
Paint weight may be an issue. But it's their airplane. If they wanted to add 'Coon tails', curb feelers,and 'Moon' hubcaps, it's their business, right?
I think it looks fine.
NeilPostlethwaiteItsAllBroken
Neil Postlethwaite 2
Curious how much the paint job weights and affects overall fuel consumption v’s just a little bit of livery and tags.
AABABY
AABABY 1
300 to 500 pounds or so for a commercial plane. 6 figure dollars to do it. A decrease in revenue capacity with a full body coverage paint scheme.
williambell617
William Bell 2
It's basically just another gray airplane.
Bobqat
Bob Harrington 2
Except for the lighter gray and high gloss finish, pretty much the same as every other A400, C-130, C-17. But, yeah - shiny!
gtnielsen
Garry Nielsen 2
Putin probably offered to paint it.
Viperguy46
Jesse Carroll 1
Amazing how much all other countries "Airplanes" looks like an already in production American plane!
mikenitschke
Michael Nitschke 1
A4000M looks to me a looking paint job.
Mmeyers7167
Michael Meyers 1
Painted by Borat?
dssherrill
dssherrill 1
@Chris Bryant: they provided a link to the "something" in the text "gives off a similar vibe".
https://youtu.be/pUrMrwAMhIs?t=87
WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77 1
How does a plane with desert type camouflage look like one in greys?
Bobqat
Bob Harrington 1
The Bond film C-130 was actually a Moroccan Air Force Herk, I believe?
WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77 1
What I find funny is that the article makes a "big" deal about the "Bort" numbers, yet US military aircraft have side numbers (Navy and Marines) and tail numbers (Air Force) as well. It appears that the Army just uses a bureau number only.
scubaboy3c
Steven Williamson 1
"Kazakhstan, the greatest country in the world, all other countries, are run by little girls!"
Nooge
Nooge 1
"I'm ready for the 'gotcha' question

And when they ask me who is the president of "Kazakhstan, the greatest country in the world or Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan I'm going to say, you know, I don't know. Do you know?
LeanderWilliams
Leander Williams 1
It's an air force plane, so those paint jobs aren't special.
AABABY
AABABY 1
300 to 500 pounds or so for a commercial plane. 6 figure dollars to do it. A decrease in revenue capacity with a full body coverage paint scheme.
ghstark
Greg S -3
User MH370 is quite pathetic.
mbrews
mbrews 4
Without going into specifics, Flightaware really needs an Ignore button / mute button. A feature offered on many websites.
21voyageur
21voyageur 3
IMHO, what you suggest is of value but should be but a part of a far larger topic, that being leadership and editorial maturity. This site/company, despite having a monstrously large owner (Collins Aerospace - $26 BILLION in 2023), conducts positions this website as an amateur sandbox. Just don't get it.
johntaylor571
John Taylor 1
First, I'd like to see an "edit" button...
siriusloon
siriusloon -6
Blame it on DEI, right, Billyboy?
sjpalmer
Steven Palmer 0
Let us remind ourselves that Kazakhstan is an individual sovereign country and not under the influence of Russia.
As somebody who has worked there regularly, I can say they watch Russian TV, they all speak Russian, they drive Russian Trucks, Pick-Ups and cars. Their service in Hotels and Restaurants etc is ....... how shall we say ........... Russian, AND 50%+ of houses do not have internal bathrooms/WCs .....!!

Also everywhere you see hoardings with, in Latin and Cyrillic script, '2030' --- and that is because their former beloved leader promised them that by 2030, they will be ready to join the 'EU' .......
It seems, perhaps to curry favour, that they are already buying military aircraft from the EU ...
Good Luck to them, as I hear the UK RAF models of the A400M, can be best described as 'Rust Buckets'
NeilPostlethwaiteItsAllBroken
Neil Postlethwaite 3
Considering it’s largely made from composites and Aluminium which are the alleged rusty bits ?
WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77 1
The quotation marks he used say something.

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