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    Default m42 Duster

    favorite pic of a duster...


    Link to specs for M42, some pics
    http://www.mystae.com/reflections/vietnam/duster.html

    Image from the following link. Great site with lots of pics in Vietnam
    http://www.landscaper.net/theguns.htm#Dusters


    Khe Sanh


    EVE OF DISTRUCTION... hehehe...



    http://www.mystae.com/reflections/vi...nphotosc2.html


    Some quick items:

    Rate of fire about 240 per min
    Twin 40mm Bofors
    Based on the Walker Bulldog body (m41)

    "All 40mm ammunition was tracer, however, and the system was designed primarily for direct fire on pinpoint targets at ranges of approximately 2,000 meters, where the gunner could see the strike of the rounds. The two-round HEIT projectile used in Vietnam was point-detonating and designed to self-destruct at 3,500 meters. "
    - Charles E. Kirkpatrick, in "Arsenal", Vietnam magazine

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    really impressive pics!! does anyone know if the M42 was used in Korea?

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    nice nice... luv bofors 40mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra_Tango69
    really impressive pics!! does anyone know if the M42 was used in Korea?
    It was a result of the war in Korea (it was designed during the korean war), but I doubt is was actually used there. It entered service in 1953, I think it was just too late for the korean war. But a few prototypes or early production versions may have been used.

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    Just to back up what Frost said.... the production run was from 1952-57, and since they didn't start getting issued till 53 then the most likely vehicle in Korea as a ADA weapon was the M19 the predecessor to the m42 which also had the twin 40mm on a m24 chassis. That was the platform that was from WWII.

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