Very good and sensible first post. Keep that up and you might be asked to leave.Germany purchased 110 C-160s (20 of which were sold to Turkey) and were still operating 80 in 2011. An increase in transport capacity was desireable. 70 new aircraft would have been affordable at the price of the AN-70, but Europe voted against the German suggestion and chose the more expensive A400M. Its rising costs, the financial burden of the German reunification, and the strong and unpredictable influence of the German parliament on military procurement led to the reduction of numbers.
There are no German A400Ms for sale anymore. A second A400M base is to open in 2025 at Lechfeld Air Base.