Testing The Atlas ICBM: A 1958 Time Capsule Video

Recently the [Periscope Film] channel on YouTube published a 1960 color documentary featuring the 1958 launch of the Atlas B (SM-65B) ICBM, in its second, Missile 4B iteration. This was the second model of the second prototype, which earned the distinction of being the first truly intercontinental ballistic missile upon its successful test completion, which saw the payload plummeting into its designated part of the Atlantic Ocean. This was a much better result than the previous test of the 3B, which suffered a yaw gyro issue that caused the missile to disintegrate partway into the flight.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://hackaday.com/2024/01/19/testing-the-atlas-icbm-a-1958-time-capsule-video/