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

Atlas Missile 3E

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-7119

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   3E

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   119

Missile Acceptance Date:   5/17/1960

Missile Delivery Date:   5/18/1960

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:    Atlantic Missile Range

Missile Mission:   Research and Development

Missile Launch Date:   10/11/1960

Missile Launch Payload:   Unknown

Missile Launch Location:   Stand 13

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Maiden flight of an Atlas E missile. Sustainer hydraulic rise-off disconnect failed due to radiated heat, causing loss of hydraulic fluid and sustainer shutdown at T+40 seconds. Missile tumbled following staging and broke up at T+154 seconds.



Atlas 3E Photo 1