Atlas Missile 46D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-2217

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   46D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   217

Missile Acceptance Date:   12/30/1959

Missile Delivery Date:   3/17/1960

ICBM Squadron Number:   564th

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   ?

Missile Destination:   F. E. Warren Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operational ICBM

Missile Launch Date:   3/15/1963

Missile Launch Payload:   Operation Tall Tree 1

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - B-1 Launcher

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   The Air Force launch crew MCCC was Captain Johnston. Hydraulic rise-off disconnect heat shield failed at liftoff, resulting in the loss of sustainer engine hydraulics fluid followed by missile tumbling and self-destruction.

Atlas 46D Photo 1