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

Atlas Missile 81D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-7076

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   81D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   076

Missile Acceptance Date:   7/29/1960

Missile Delivery Date:   9/7/1960

ICBM Squadron Number:   576

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   B-3

Missile Destination:    Vandenberg Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operational Readiness Training

Missile Launch Date:   10/12/1960

Missile Launch Payload:   IOC DASO - "Diamond Jubalee"

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg Air Force Base, Site 576 B-3

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   LOX tank sensing line rise-off disconnect failed due to radiated heat. Overpressurization of the LOX tank ruptured the intermediate bulkhead followed by missile self-destruction at T+71 seconds.



Atlas 18D Photo 1