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

Atlas Missile 13D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   57-2631

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   13D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   N/A

Missile Acceptance Date:   5/5/1959

Missile Delivery Date:   5/11/1959

ICBM Squadron Number:   576

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   B-1

Missile Destination:    Vandenberg Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operational Readiness Training

Missile Launch Date:   7/19/1962

Missile Launch Payload:   CAT III - Nike/Zeus Support - Operation First Try

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - B-1 Launcher

Missile Launch Outcome:   Successful

Notes:   The Air Force launch crew MCCC was Captain Thorne. This missile was reallocated to CAT III/Nike-Zeus testing support. Atlas 13D acted as a target missile for Nike/Zeus missile intercept testing.



Atlas 13D Photo 1