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

Atlas Missile 74D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-7069

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   74D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   069

Missile Acceptance Date:   6/10/1960

Missile Delivery Date:   6/15/1960

ICBM Squadron Number:   576

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   B-1

Missile Destination:    Vandenberg Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operational Readiness Training

Missile Launch Date:   7/22/1960

Missile Launch Payload:   Tiger Skin

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg Air Force Base - B-1 Launcher

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure After Launch

Notes:   Gyro spin motor failure resulted in an unplanned pitch maneuver that exceeded the missile's structural limits and caused vehicle breakup at T+69 seconds

Atlas 74D Photo 1