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

Atlas Missile 51D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-2222

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   51D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   51D

Missile Acceptance Date:   1/20/1960

Missile Delivery Date:   1/20/1960

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:    Atlantic Missile Range

Missile Mission:   Research and Development

Missile Launch Date:   3/10/1960

Missile Launch Payload:   Unknown

Missile Launch Location:   Stand 13

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Combustion instability in B-1 engine. Missile fell back onto the pad and exploded at T+5 seconds.



Atlas 51D Photo 1