M42 Duster

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M42 Duster
M42 Duster
General
Type: Anti-Aircraft
Owner: America
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Armament
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History
The M42 Duster was designed in 1952 to replace the M19. The twin 40mm Bofors guns used on the M19 were still an effective anti-aircraft weapon system though, so the M41 was simply modified to use the turret from the M19. In 1963 the M42 was removed from front line duty and replaced with the medium range HAWK missile system. However in the 1966 the US Army in Vietnam lacked any close anti-air defense and so the M42 was recalled back into service, the North Vietnamese air force however never became a threat. The M42 was instead used to great success as a ground support vehicle, its 40mm guns being able to deal heavy damage to unarmoured targets.


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Construction/Supply: Dodge 1.5t, M20 Diamond T, CKW-353, DUKW, M35
Transport: Dodge WC51, M3, M39, M59, M75
Armoured Car: MB Jeep, GPA Seep, M3A1, M8 Greyhound, M38 Wolfhound
Light Tank: T1, M1 Combat Car, M5 Stuart, M7, M22 Locust, M24 Chaffee, M41 Bulldog, M41A1 Bulldog, T49, M41/XM551, Detroit L-3
Medium Tank: M2A1, M3A3 Lee, M4A1 Sherman, M4A3 Sherman, M4A3E2 Sherman, M4A3E8 Sherman, M4A4 Sherman, M26 Pershing, T26E4 Pershing, M46 Pershing, M47 Patton, M48 Patton, M48A2 Patton, M60 Patton, M60A1 Patton, M60A2 Patton, AEI Phase 1
Heavy Tank: Mark VIII Liberty, M6, M6A2E1, T28, T29E3, T34, M103, T58, T110, AGFERB-45
Anti-Aircraft: M16, T36, T52, M19, M42 Duster, T249 Vigilante
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Support: M8 Scott, T31
Artillery: T3, T30, M7 Priest, M12, T34 Calliope, M40, M41, M44, M52, M55, T92
Repair Vehicle: T2, M31, M32
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