M42A1 "Duster"

M42A1 "Duster" (HMD49)

Location: Anderson, SC 29625 Anderson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 32.483', W 82° 40.45'

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· A mobile, full tracked, lightly armored antiaircraft & ground support weapon system.
· Manufactured by Cadillac at the Cleveland Tank Arsenal in the 1950s.
· Weight of 49,500 pounds and a crew of six.
· Powered by a continental air cooled supercharged engine with 895 cubic inches and 500 horsepower.
· A GM Allison automatic transmission.
· Armament included twin 40mm automatic guns, Swedish design by Bofors (240 rounds per minute) and an air cooled 30 caliber flexible machine gun.
· Aircraft engagements up to 700 mph, a radio and intercom system, fording depth of 1 meter, infrared night vision with periscope, speed of 45 mph, fuel capacity of 140 gallons, range up to 100 miles and a grade ascending ability of 60 percent.
· Employed in Korea and Vietnam.
· From 1959 to 1987, the "Duster" was the weapon system of the 2-263 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, SC Army National Guard, headquartered in Anderson, SC.
HM NumberHMD49
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 4:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 346374 N 3823458
Decimal Degrees34.54138333, -82.67416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 32.483', W 82° 40.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 32' 28.98" N, 82° 40' 27.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3223-3245 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Anderson SC 29625, US
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