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Arms Transfers to Developing Countries, 1945-1968 (ICPSR 5404)

Principal Investigator(s): Leiss, Amelia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for International Studies


This study contains data on the transfer of arms to 52 developing nations in the period 1945-1968. The Arms Transfers data (Part 1) provide information on donor and recipient, date and site of transfer, quantity, system classification (e.g., aircraft, helicopters, missiles, artilleries, small arms, or naval systems), and date production began and ended. The Weapons Systems data (Part 2) contain detailed coded information about each weapons system.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Arms Transfers - Download All Files (1.265 MB)
DS2:  Weapon Systems - Download All Files (1.194 MB)

Study Description


Leiss, Amelia. Arms Transfers to Developing Countries, 1945-1968. ICPSR05404-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05404.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05404.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

Scope of Study



Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB5404.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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