SM-65 Atlas Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile System      1958-1965

Atlas Missile 3D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   57-2621

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   3D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   N/A

Missile Acceptance Date:   2/16/1959

Missile Delivery Date:   2/17/1959

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:    Atlantic Missile Range

Missile Mission:   Research and Development

Missile Launch Date:   4/14/1959

Missile Launch Payload:   Testing

Missile Launch Location:   Stand 13

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Maiden flight of Atlas D missile. Booster phase failure. LOX fill/drain valve failed to close at liftoff, leading to booster section explosion at T+26 seconds. The RSO destroyed the missile at T+36 seconds.



Atlas 3D Photo 1