Duster: M42 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun

By Vince Hawkins The Viet Cong called them “Fire Dragons,” because their high volume of fire and tracer ammunition gave the appearance of a dragon’s breath. Their U.S. Army crews called them “Dusters,” due to the large clouds of dust they created as they sped across the dirt roads of Vietnam. The M42 was a …

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