I will not dispute the noise an A400 Atlas makes (nor do I know the difference to that of a C130 in comparison) but what does that matter?now if only you could turn down that very distinctive and very loud harmonic it generates from those huge turboprops that carry for umpteen miles.
oh, and it’s huge RCS......l
That is a serious question which I would like to know your thoughts on.
I have operated/set up more Drop Zones than I care to mention (for C130). Unless you know the run in (direction) and time overhead you can’t hear eff all until almost the last minute!
Have you ever been on a DZ? Are you comparing noise on the pans to that in flight?
If the enemy are using their ears as a defence against TAC AT we are knackered completely unless we fly in Unicorns.