The brand new Airbus A400M is a French manufactured four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed by Airbus. It boasts high payload and short take off capabilities that challenge both the C-130 and C-17. It showed up recently at the Berlin Airshow.
Currently 184 aircraft are ordered by 8 nations. First deliveries to the French Air Force are planned to take place at the end of 2012. Deliveries of the current orders will conclude in 2025.