On 25 May 2013, it will be 50 years since the Transall preproduction aircraft 02 took off in Bremen-Lemwerder for the first time.
The Transall C-160 is a reliable and flexible transport aircraft, almost able to land almost everywhere in the world – which predestined it as early as 1971 to conduct the first humanitarian UN operations and later in the 90s to become present at nearly every German mission abroad.
Today the ATW 61 celebrates the 50th anniversary of a flying legend. Find the article here
Picture: EADS archives, Test flight of preproduction aircraft 02