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

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:   Research and Development

Missile Launch Date:   6/11/1957

Missile Launch Payload:   ICBM Testing

Missile Launch Location:   Stand 14

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Maiden flight of the Atlas missile program. Early part of the 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