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

Atlas Missile 40D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-2211

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   40D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   40D

Missile Acceptance Date:   10/30/1959

Missile Delivery Date:   11/12/1959

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:    Atlantic Missile Range

Missile Mission:   Research and Development

Missile Launch Date:   12/18/1959

Missile Launch Payload:   ICBM Testing

Missile Launch Location:   Stand 13

Missile Launch Outcome:   Successful

Notes:   First use of a "dry" engine start on an Atlas missile. In a "dry" engine start the igniter is activated prior to propellant injection.



Atlas 40D Photo 1