Atlas Missile 52D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-2223

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   52D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   223

Missile Acceptance Date:   2/25/1960

Missile Delivery Date:   9/22/1960

ICBM Squadron Number:   576

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   B-3

Missile Destination:   Vandenberg Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operational Readiness Training

Missile Launch Date:   2/21/1962

Missile Launch Payload:   Operation Chain Smoke

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - B-3 Launcher

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   The Air Force launch crew MCCC was Major Gilmore. Booster gas generator hot gas leak resulted in engine shutdown and missile self-destruction at T+72 seconds

Atlas 52D Photo 1