SM-65 Atlas Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile System      1956-1965

Atlas Missile 12D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   57-2630

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   12D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   12D

Missile Acceptance Date:   4/15/1959

Missile Delivery Date:   4/16/1959

ICBM Squadron Number:   576

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   A-2

Missile Destination:    Vandenberg Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operational Readiness Training

Missile Launch Date:   9/9/1959

Missile Launch Payload:   Operation Desert Heat

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - A-2 Launcher

Missile Launch Outcome:   Successful

Notes:   This was the first Atlas missile launched by a Strategic Air Command Air Force crew. It was also the first Atlas missile launched from Vandenberg AFB.



Atlas 12D Photo 1