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

Atlas Missile 3F

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   60-5526

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   3F

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   526

Missile Acceptance Date:   4/29/1961

Missile Delivery Date:   6/19/1961

ICBM Squadron Number:   576th

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   Site G (OSTF-2)

Missile Destination:    Vandenberg Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   ICBM Test

Missile Launch Date:   4/3/1964

Missile Launch Payload:   High Ball

Missile Launch Location:   Site G (OSTF-2)

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Stuck valve resulted in B-1 engine failing to start. Missile fell over and exploded on impact with the ground.

Atlas 3F Photo 1