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

Atlas Missile 5C

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   57-2612

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   5C

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   5C

Missile Acceptance Date:   11/29/1958

Missile Delivery Date:   1/23/1959

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:    Atlantic Missile Range

Missile Mission:   Research and Development

Missile Launch Date:   2/20/1959

Missile Launch Payload:   ICBM Testing

Missile Launch Location:   Stand 12

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Fuel staging disconnect valve failed to close at booster jettison, resulting in loss of tank pressure. Missile self-destructed at T+172 seconds.



Atlas 5C Photo 1