Catalogue description Atomic Weapons Research Establishment: Bomb (B) Reports

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Details of ES 2
Reference: ES 2
Title: Atomic Weapons Research Establishment: Bomb (B) Reports

Reports covering the theoretical and practical aspects of weapon and weapon component design.

Date: 1951-1976

Report number order.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: B report series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 222 volume(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Atomic Weapons Establishment , from 1997

Accruals: Series is acccruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The B series, consisting of roughly 220 reports, began in 1953 and reports were added to it until 1980. However from the early 1970s the numbers issued in this series declined markedly.

The reports were subsequently placed in the mainstream Ordinary (O) series which covers fundamental research and instrumentation. There is also some overlap between the subject content of the B reports and the Theoretical Physics Notes, a series which began slightly later on.

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