Tried looking for a thread like this, found plenty of scattered threads about Rafale so I thought one central thread like this would be a better option.
Good picture from G_Steuer on twitter of the first French A400M in the sky decked out with French colours, it's completed it's inaugural flight - some 7 hours - today too.
He posted a decent stat too from a colleague
A400M would be able to fly Istres>Bamako in 5h30 with a 31t payload vs 13t in 7h30 for a C-130 & 5t in 9h for a Transall
Which aircraft specifically is the A400M replacing in this instance? IIRC the AdlA are getting something like 50 A400M at the last count, presumably they're replacing the C-160.
For what it's worth, in this case the pair are journalists for Air & Cosmos
which is a French aerospace magazine.
EDIT: Forgot to attach the darn photo . . . .