World Combat Aircraft Inventories and Production: 1970-1975. Implications for Arms Transfer Policies
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
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The purpose of this paper is to forecast production programs and inventories of jet fighters and armed jet trainers throughout the world during the 1970s, in order to asses the potentials for transfer of such aircraft through export sales and military assistance. The detailed results of this research are presented in the Appendices, which comprise the main findings of this project. In Appendix A, a projection of series production of all major civil and military aircraft throughout the world is presented. Appendix A-1 deals with the year 1975 A-2 with 1970 and A-3 and A-4 with 1960 and 1950, respectively. In Appendix B, the world inventory of jet combat aircraft is presented as it may exist at the beginning of 1970. In B-1, the inventory is presented by country. In B-2, it is presented by type of aircraft, grouped according to country of manufacture.
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