Zuckerman Archive: Ministry of Supply Advisory Council on Scientific Research and Technical Development Armaments Research Advisory Board Physics of Armaments Committee

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1187 SZ/MOS(1)
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 box; three files; 1.5 linear feet

Scope and Content

SZ's involvement in the work of the Committee was a continuation of the work that he had directed at the OEMU. As well as participating in the deliberations of the Committee he, assisted by Peter Krohn at Birmingham University, carried out experimental work on its behalf, notably into the wound ballistics of small arms ammunition and into fragmentation of various weapons.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Physics of Armaments Committee was established in 1946 To consider and advise on physical and related problems in the field of armaments [and] To report to the Armaments Research Advisory Board. The Committee was chaired by Sir Geoffrey Taylor and Solly Zuckerman was a founder member.


  • SZ/MOS(1)/1 Agenda and Minutes, 1946-48
  • SZ/MOS(1)/2 Correspondence, 1946-48
  • SZ/MOS(1)/3 Documents, 1946-48

Access Information

Please refer to the fonds-level description for GB 1187 SZ.



Other Finding Aids

This series is described to series level in the online catalogue of the Zuckerman Archive, and in the general guide to the Zuckerman Archive, Deirdre Sharp: The Zuckerman Archive: a General Guide, University of East Anglia, 2000, which is available in print and online on the Internet.

MS lists of the contents of Files SZ/MOS(1)/1 and SZ/MOS(1)/3 are available for consultation in the Archives Department.

Conditions Governing Use

Please refer to the fonds-level description for GB 1187 SZ.