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Anderson in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

M42A1 “Duster”

 
 
M42A1 "Duster" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 26, 2009
1. M42A1 "Duster" Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 32.483′ N, 82° 40.45′ W. Marker was in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker was at the intersection of Mall Road and Country Club Lane, on the left when traveling west on Mall Road. Click for map. Marker and tank
M42A1 "Duster" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 26, 2009
2. M42A1 "Duster" and Marker
are located in the missile command parking lot. Marker was at or near this postal address: 3111 Mall Road, Anderson SC 29625, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Weather Reporting Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hole (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Anderson Sports and Entertainment Complex (approx. half a mile away); William Arthur Floyd (approx. half a mile away); First Lady of the Skies (approx. half a mile away); Anderson County Fire Fighters Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Anderson County Veterans Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Anderson, S.C. (approx. 2.2 miles away); World War I and II Veterans (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Anderson.
 
More about this marker. The parking lot is no longer accessible to the public and the tank has been removed.
 
Also see . . .
1. M42A1 "Duster". The M42A1 Duster was an improvement on the old M19 Twin 40mm Anti-Aircraft Tank of World War II. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. M42 Duster. The M42 40 mm Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun, or "Duster" as it is known,
M42A1 "Duster" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 26, 2009
3. M42A1 "Duster" and Marker
is an armored light air-defense gun built for the U.S. Army from 1952 until December 1959. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. 263rd Air and Missile Defense Command, South Carolina Army National Guard. Official website of the 263rd Air and Missile Defense Command. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, KoreanWar, Vietnam
 
M42A1 "Duster" Wheels image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 26, 2009
4. M42A1 "Duster" Wheels
M42A1 "Duster" - Rear image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 26, 2009
5. M42A1 "Duster" - Rear
M42A1 "Duster" image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 26, 2009
6. M42A1 "Duster"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,104 times since then and 137 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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