Sources of Information and Data
Great care has been taken in compiling data and information on aircraft inventory and other relevant information. We have utilised various sources, both online and offline that include the following:
The Dutch Aviation Society/Scramble (a very special thanks)
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (sipri.org)
Aviation Week and Space Technology (aviationweek.com)
"World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book. Aviation Week and Space Technology
Flight International (flightgobal.com)
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) (dtic.mil)
Institute for National Security Studies (Israel), of Tel Aviv University, (inss.org.il)
International Institute for Strategic Studies (iiss.org), "The Military Balance"
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