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

Atlas Missile 45F

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   61-2531

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   45F

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   531

Missile Acceptance Date:   7/10/1963

Missile Delivery Date:   7/11/1963

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:    Vandenberg Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Research and Development

Missile Launch Date:   10/3/1963

Missile Launch Payload:   ICBM Test - Hot Rum

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - 576 Site G (OSTF-2)

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Stuck valve resulted in B-2 engine failing to start. Missile fell over and eexploded upon impact with the ground.

Atlas 45F Photo 1