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.