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

Atlas Missile 4E

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-7120

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   4E

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   120

Missile Acceptance Date:   7/9/1960

Missile Delivery Date:   7/14/1960

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:    Atlantic Missile Range

Missile Mission:   Research and Development

Missile Launch Date:   11/30/1960

Missile Launch Payload:   Unknown

Missile Launch Location:   Stand 13

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Sustainer hydraulic rise-off disconnect failed due to radiated heat, causing loss of hydraulic fluid and sustainer shutdown at T+40 seconds. Missile tumbled following staging, but remained structurally intact until impact with the ocean.



Atlas 4E Photo 1