Taking the Strain

An A400M Atlas C1 lands at Gibraltar during a training sortie. Atlas crews regularly fly to ‘The Rock’ to work oceanic procedures, which are different from normal civilian air transport ways of working.
Moses Anahory

AIR MOBILITY FORCE (AMF) at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, is a busy place. The RAF’s largest station, it’s home to its strategic/tactical air transport and air-to-air refuelling forces, including nine A330 Voyagers, 24 C-130J Hercules, eight C-17 Globemasters and 11 A400Ms of 22 on order. With all these capabilities, the AMF works to meet the UK’s defence airlift requirements.

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