Tired of Surrender Jokes, French Build Giant Freakin' Warplane to Shut You Up

By Luke Y. Thompson in Tech
Monday, July 1, 2013 at 8:00 am

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They'll keep eating their cheese, but don't you dare call them surrender monkeys. The new A400M Atlas can land and takeoff on short runways, and carry 80,000 pounds of cargo and refuel in midair, though it can fly 5,400 miles on a single tank.

Hell, we're actually interested in buying it, possibly because those exposed rotors look like a G.I. Joe toy. Or as they'd say, "LE G.I. Joe toy." In my Tarantinoesque imagination.

Seriously, looks like we might actually have to worry about the French now. Thankfully, Jerry Lewis is still alive and can be our insurance policy...for now.

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