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

Atlas Missile 64E

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   60-5552

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   64E

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   552

Missile Acceptance Date:   10/20/1961

Missile Delivery Date:   11/14/1961

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:   Vandenberg Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operation Oak Tree

Missile Launch Date:   12/18/1962

Missile Launch Payload:   NTMP K-4

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - OSTF-1

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:    Atlas 64E acted as a target missile for Nike/Zeus missile intercept testing. Pressure pulse at liftoff caused loss of B-2 turbopump lubricant oil. Missile self-destructed at T+40 seconds.



Atlas 64E Photo 1