INSTRUMENTATION CONFIGURATION SUMMARY (FLIGHT MISSILES) E SERIES
GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA
This report describes the instrumentation of SM-65-E Series R and D Atlas missiles to be flight tested at the Air Force Missile Test Center AFMTC, Cape Canaveral, Florida. In general, the Series E R and D missiles are similar to the Series D AIG R and D missiles flown during the latter portion of the series D program. Primary innovations on series E missiles include the MA-3 rocket engine system, redesigned propellant feed ducting, sustainer engine gimbaling at staging, free-launch no holddown, Lot IV inertial guidance, redesigned propellant level control system, new pneumatic regulators, redesigned fuel and LO2 staging valves, and structural changes required to accommodate these differences. These changes and the various series E systems are described in detail in the Flight Test Program.
Includes revisions dated 15 Mar 1960 and 13 July 1960.