Catalogue description Air Ministry and successors: Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment: Reports and Notes

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Reference: AVIA 18
Title: Air Ministry and successors: Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment: Reports and Notes
Description:

Reports, and notes of a technical nature, on various tests carried out on aircraft, their armament and equipment, including acceptance tests.

The reports in this series, which commence in 1924, consist of the following groups:

  • Report prefix ATO/A, B,...; created by the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down when under Ministry of Aircraft Production control
  • Report prefix M A & A E E; reports with prefix 'M' created by A & A E E at Martlesham Heath when under Air Ministry control and continued by those prefixed 'A & A E E' following the move to Boscombe Down in 1939. Reports from 1940 to 1946 created when under Ministry of Aircraft Production control; those from 1946 when under Ministry of Supply Control.
  • Report prefix F; created at Martlesham Heath when under Air Ministry control. From 1948 reports formerly held in the Admiralty Centre for Scientific Information and Liaison (ASCIL), the Naval Scientific and Technical Information Centre (NASTIC) and the Defence Research Information Centre have been added to this series.

Date: 1924-1996
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in The National Archives: AMS and AEN
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Ministry of Aviation, 1959-1967

Ministry of Defence, 1947-

Ministry of Supply, 1939-1959

The Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE), 1918-1992

Physical description: 4672 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1968 Ministry of Aviation

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) was a research facility for British military aviation from 1918-1992. The series includes reports and notes of a technical nature, including reports on testing of armaments, performance and acceptance trials for all new service aircraft and testing of 'rogue' handling aircraft. Technical notes on development and improvements in aircraft equipment. Reports on many trials of many aircrafts by the British armed forces since the Second World War.

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