True to a certain point.
I was more comparing C130 to Atlas in this instance.
Or we get into a never ending circular debate on the attributes of all 3 ac (Atlas, Herc, C17) others are available)) with regards to Airdrop v medevac v AAR v NSO v range v SF stuff v air land v etc.
Edited due to quaffing of vino calapso.
Which ones have production lines still open of those three ?
Not the C17.
That leaves C130 and A400.
Depending on what your want your airlifters to do will shape your choice. And yes, the A400 is coming on. I'm curious to see what the AAR limitations are and what the implications are for RAF refuelling the SF Chinooks etc.