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

Atlas Missile 5D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   57-2623

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   5D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   5D

Missile Acceptance Date:   2/26/1959

Missile Delivery Date:   2/27/1959

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:    Atlantic Missile Range

Missile Mission:   Research and Development

Missile Launch Date:   6/6/1959

Missile Launch Payload:   Testing

Missile Launch Location:   Stand 13

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Fuel staging disconnect valve failed to close at booster jettison, reulting in loss of tank pressure. Missile self destructed at T+157 seconds.



Atlas 5D Photo 1