The World: The Superstars

In the highly competitive world of weaponry, some military hardware is considered more desirable than others. An artist's rendition of the most sought-after arms on the market today (from lower left): Soviet Union's T-55 battle tank (estimated exports: 14,500), AK-47 combat rifle (225,000), SA-2 ground-to-air missile (8,000) and MIG-21 fighter-bomb er (1,900); the U.S.'s Sidewinder air-to-air missile (12,000), CH-47 Chinook helicopter (309), F-4 Phantom fighter-bomber (1,100), C-130 Hercules transport (230), F-5 fighter-bomber (1,500), A-4 Skyhawk attack fighter (460) and TOW anti-tank missile (12,500); France's Exocet antiship missile (about 800 sold), AMX-30 battle...

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