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M42 Duster Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun



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M42

Fitted with the AOS-895-3 engine of the M41. Very early examples had square mud flaps and conical flash suppressors on the guns. Most examples had cut away mud flaps and three-prong flash suppressors (eventually with a reinforcing ring) on the guns.

Model Id:
1112
Manufacture:American Car and Foundry Company, Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA (Additional manufacturer April 1952-December 1953)


1) Maryland Boulevard, Aberdeen Proving Ground, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 747

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Unique ID: 747
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Other Identification: USA registration number “120405”.

2) Museé Des Blindés, Saumur, France

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Sample Photo from Album Number 933

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Unique ID: 933
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3) Museé Des Blindés, Saumur, France

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Sample Photo from Album Number 934

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Unique ID: 934
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4) Lewis Army Museum, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1413

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Unique ID: 1413
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Other Identification: White stars painted on hull sides and glacis, and rear right mud flap.

5) Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Germany

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1661

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Unique ID: 1661
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6) Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Germany

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1662

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Unique ID: 1662
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7) Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, Camp Shelby, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1349

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Unique ID: 1349
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8) Gulf of Aqaba, Aqaba, Jordan

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Sample Photo from Album Number 2177

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Unique ID: 2177
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Other Identification: Wreck on seabed.

9) Institute of Military Technology (IMT), Titusville, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 2609

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Unique ID: 2609
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10) Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, Camp Shelby, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1350

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Unique ID: 1350
Serial Number: 380 (source: Tanklord).
Registration: “U S ARMY 40227677” painted on glacis and side stowage boxes.
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Other Identification: White stars painted on glacis, hull rear and side stowage boxes.

M42A1 Duster

The M42 when fitted with the improved AOS-895-5 engine of the M41A1 was redesignated M42A1.

Model Id:
1113
Manufacture:American Car and Foundry Company, Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA (Additional manufacturer April 1952-December 1953)


11) American Legion Community Center, Palmer, Easton, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 478

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Unique ID: 478
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Other Identification: “Bam Bam” insignia. Other painted markings are “IFFV”, “4AW60” and “C212” visible on the lower nose and rear plates. Permanent markings are the numbers “7963805” and “G56” stamped into the left-hand headlamp mounting, the numbers “G36” and “8338083” stamped into the right-hand headlamp mounting, and the numbers “15” and “1587” stamped into a plate on the upper rear hull.

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12) National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1327

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Unique ID: 1327
Serial Number: 256: “256-3256” stamped into data plate on hull rear (source: Geoff Walden).
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green, sand and black MERDC camouflage scheme.

13) Military Museum of Southern New England, Danbury, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 2369

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Unique ID: 2369
Serial Number: 2447 (source: USAHAR).
Registration: “OH NG 2-174 A11” stencilled onto top right glacis and top left rear.
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Other Identification: “7962552” stamped into front left headlamp-track guard bracket. Markings barely visible painted on front left and right headlamp mounts. Painted overall in a green, sand and black camouflage scheme.

14) Veterans Memorial Museum, Huntsville, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1873

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Unique ID: 1873
Serial Number: 666 (source: TACOM Register via USAHAR).
Registration: 40228183: “US ARMY 40228183” painted on left hull side.
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Other Identification: White star painted on glacis.