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

Atlas Missile 4A

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   56-6741

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   4A

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   N/A

Missile Acceptance Date:   11/29/1956

Missile Delivery Date:   11/30/1956

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:    Atlantic Missile Range

Missile Mission:   First Launch of an Atlas Missile

Missile Launch Date:   6/11/1957

Missile Launch Payload:   Testing

Missile Launch Location:   Stand 14

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Maiden flight of an Atlas missile. Early flight was successful. Thrust section overheating and high vibration levels led to propulsion system failure. The RSO destroyed the missile at T+50 seconds.



Atlas 4A Photo 1