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UK Public Record Office File AVIA 65, "Implosion".

Report written by William G. Penney on 1 July 1947

Transcription prepared by C. Nicholas Hill.
HTML version prepared by Carey Sublette.

Plutonium Weapon - General Description.


The following general description of the plutonium weapon has been compiled with the object of anticipating difficulties in experimentation, design, and manufacture, so that the progress of development may run concurrently.

Of necessity, the description can only give an overall picture and does not profess scientific or technical detail.

Components Of The Weapon.

2. The components may be divided into seven separate assemblies consisting